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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Keywords

Saline soils, Soil surveys, Western Australia

First Page Number

396

Last Page Number

410

Abstract

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.

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