Mine clo­sure threat­ens agri­cul­tural trial

Pilbara News - - News - ■ Tom Zaun­mayr

The State Govern­ment is con­fi­dent of find­ing a so­lu­tion to keep the Woodie Woodie agri­cul­tural trial site op­er­a­tional af­ter the mine closed this year.

The site had been us­ing dewa- ter­ing from Con­sol­i­dated Min­er­als’ man­ganese mine near Nul­lagine to grow fod­der as part of the Pil­bara Hin­ter­land Agri­cul­tural De­vel­op­ment Ini­tia­tive.

Agri­cul­ture Min­is­ter Ken Bas­ton said it was im­por­tant to keep the site op­er­a­tional to find out the fi­nal re­sults of the trial.

“It’s very im­por­tant we keep that go­ing and work out a way of get­ting the wa­ter there,” he said.

An­other PHADI site at Wal­lal Downs has gen­er­ated 250kg of feed per hectare a day.

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