Saline soils, Soil surveys, Western Australia
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IN Western Australia there are within the agricultural areas about one million acres of salt land, largely within the 14-25 inch rainfall area used for cereal and wool production.
In March, 1962, farmers in 68 shires in the agricultural areas of Western Australia estimated that on their properties 305,270 acres of land previously cropped or sown to pasture had become salt affected. Of this total, 59,203 acres had gone salt in the seven years immediately before the survey.
Lightfoot, L C.; Smith, S. T.; and Malcolm, C. V.
"Salt land survey, 1962 : report of a survey of soil salinity in the agricultural areas of Western Australia,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 5
, Article 2.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol5/iss7/2