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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Article Title

Gypsum for salt land?

Authors

T. C. Stoneman

Keywords

Western Australia, Saline soils, Salt land, Gypsum.

First Page Number

155

Last Page Number

158

Abstract

Gypsum is used in many parts of the world as a soil dressing for the reclamation of "salty" country. Farmers have asked whether such applications would improve salt-affected soils in Western Australia. The answer to such questions is that tests made over a period of 20 years, using gypsum on salt-affected soils in various parts of the wheatbelt, have failed to reveal any benefits accruing from even very heavy applications.

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