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

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Some recent radio talks.


Saline soils, Pasture management, Animal health, Budding citrus, Citrus white fly, Fox destruction

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Salt movement in soils - By T. C. STONEMAN, B.Sc. (Agric), Adviser, Soil Conservation Service

Although this subject may sound rather remote from practical farming, it is, never- theless, a field of study which has a most important bearing on the measures used in the handling and reclamation of salt-affected country.

Pastures and disease - By J. CRAIG, M.R.C.V.S., Senior Veterinary Surgeon

If we were to ask the man on the land what his purpose was in farming, we would probably get many different sorts of answers. But certainly an answer common to each, would include, in general terms, a desire to farm his land to its potential, build up his livestock numbers and maintain them in positive health.

Spring budding of citrus - By H. S. ARGYLE, Horticultural Instructor

A horticulturally-inclined member of the fair sex, recently sought information regarding the mysteries of budding citrus trees. "Of course," she said, "I know that the top part grows from a bud, but where do you get the bit at the bottom?"

The citrus white fly - By C. P. H. JENKINS, M.A., Government Entomologist

White flies or snow flies are tiny insects easily recognised by their short rounded wings and the white flocculent powder which covers the entire body. Several native species exist in Western Australia and they may be found feeding upon gum leaves and various bush plants, but fortunately they have not turned their attention to cultivated crops. In some parts of the world, however, white flies cause considerable damage and attack such things as citrus, tomatoes and other vegetables.

Drives for fox destruction - By A. G. VEITCH, Supervising Vermin Control Officer

The Agricultural Protection Board has received a number of requests from branches of the Farmers' Union throughout the agricultural areas, for assistance in organising fox drives in their respective areas prior to the lambing season. It would be as well to say some