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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

ISSN

0021-8618

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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