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Publication Date

2004

Series Number

4628

Abstract

As a result of agricultural clearing, many country towns are now feeling the effects of rising groundwater and the salt that it carries. Salinity has been identified as Australia’s number one environmental problem. While most people think that salinity means land lost to agriculture, it also poses a serious threat to many country towns. A report for the Department of Agriculture in 2001 highlighted the need for simple and cost-effective salinity management strategies to be adopted in wheatbelt towns. These included water recycling, revegetation and more efficient water use.

Number of Pages

40

ISBN

0 9751 4760 9

ISSN

1448-0352

Keywords

Merredin (W.A. : Shire), Dowerin region (W.A.), Landscape gardening, Gardening, Narrogin (W.A. : Shire), Salinity, Kellerberrin (W.A. : Shire), Mulching, Revegetation, Soil management, Irrigation, Lawns and turf, Wagin (W.A. : Shire), Domestic gardens, Plant diseases, Water conservation.

Disciplines

Environmental Studies | Horticulture | Soil Science | Sustainability | Water Resource Management

Comments

"Rural Towns Program -- "Water Corporation"

Wheatbelt waterwise = saltwise : gardening guide

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