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Saltland Pastures

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Trees and bare ground salinity

To jump straight to information about dryland salinity please click here

https://www.coorong.sa.gov.au/salinity

 

Click here to go to information about the Saltland Pasture Remption Project, and information and fact sheets referred to our Tour on Wednesday the 20th of September 2017.

Saltland Redemption Farm Walk  20th September 2017 Flyer

 

SALTLAND PASTURES - General Information

General information about Saltland Pastures and links to useful resources

 

MESSINA

Find here more information about 'Messina' the recently released Salt and Waterlogging Tolerant Pasture Legume.

Please click the link below to link to the Seednet Messina Fact Sheet: 

http://www.seednet.com.au/documents/Neptune%20messina_Seednet.pdf

Please click the link below to link to access a paper by Ross Ballard and David Peck of SARDI 'Messina establishment and management'

Messina establishment and management - Ross Ballard & David Peck(422 kb)

 

Resilence through Perennials 

Sam Lehmann, a third generation farmer from Cranbrook Western Australia, talks about his passion for a farming life. Working close with his parents, he has transformed unproductive country into land that is now an important and profitable part of his farming business. He shows how perennial species such as salt bush and kikuyu have positively changed the way he farms and the important role his wife and children play in keeping a balanced life and plans for the future.

Resilience through Perennials

click here to access the Youtube link

Resilience through Perennials

Foraging for the Future

Farmer Ian Walsh tells his story about restoring marginal farmland on his broad acre family property in Cranbrook Western Australia. The once marginal farmland has been restored using perennial forages and is now a productive and sustainable part of the whole farming system. Ian has worked with the CSIRO to measure methane emissions and production benefits of this restored part of the farm.

  Foraging for the Future

 

Click here to access the Forage for the Future Youtube link

Forage for the Future

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Saltland Pastures for South Australia Manual  

The Saltland Pastures South Australia Manual provides information about saltland pastures and fodder shrubs, and is targeted at land managers, agronomists and extension workers. Information is based on trial and demonstration work carried out across South Australia, and much of it from within our region. This manual contains good quality information relevant to our local conditions. 

After looking through this manual land managers should be able to;

  • Better understand the potential of saltland pastures and fodder shrubs

  • Recognise suitable pasture plants for different classes of saltland

  • Use tools for evaluating economic performance

  • Better understanding of whether saltland productions systems are likely to be a success for them

  • Characterise their saltland
  • Appreciate other site factors that influence production and profitability
  • Access tried and tested establishment and management techniques
  • Appreciate the payoffs and pitfalls experienced by other farmers working with saltland

 

Saltland Pasture Manual Cover

 

 

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Saltland Genie

Saltland Genie

Saltland Genie is an interactive website that provides landholders and their advisers with advice and recommendation to boost the productivity of their saline land.

Besides providing advice on the most suitable pasture options and how best to manage salt affected land, Saltland Genie contains the largest collection in the country of information about Australian dryland salinity. There are research papers, case studies, videos and stories from farmers that provide scientific and personal insights into how salinity can be managed to boost productivity and improve the environment.

 

A collection of Salt Tolerant Pasture Fact Sheets

 

SALTLAND MANAGEMENT

Saltland - What do you do with it?(3150 kb)

FRONT PAGE Saltland  What do you do with it

 

 

Saltland Management - The place of pastures(67 kb)

Saltland Pasture Recommendations(74 kb)

 

SOIL TESTING FOR SALINITY

Measuring salinity Understanding the numbers(233 kb)

Soil Salinity Sampling Fact Sheet(87 kb)

Soil Salinity ECe crop and pasture tolerance chart(91 kb)

 

You have nearly every other tool in your shed.

Why not have a hand held EC Meter to measure salinity levels in your water and soil? 

Hand held EC meter article(420 kb)

Hand held EC meter

 

PUCCINELLIA ESTABLISHMENT & MANAGEMENT

Puccinellia Perennial Sweet Grass(5371 kb)

FRONT PAGE Puccinellia Perennial Sweet Grass

Fertiliser and Puccinellia Fact Sheet(89 kb)

Feed Value of Puccinellia Fact Sheet(89 kb)

 

TALL WHEAT GRASS ESTABLISHMENT & MANAGEMENT

Lucerne and Tall Wheat Grass in a pasture mix fact sheet(30 kb)

 

SHEEP PRODUCTION ON SALINE LAND

COBALT, SELENIUM AND COPPER RESPONSES IN SHEEP GRAZING SALINE LAND IN THE UPPER SOUTH EAST OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA SGSL Research(163 kb)

UREA APPLIED TO PUCCINELLIA PASTURES INCREASES SHEEP PRODUCTION SGSL Research(103 kb)

 Messina Seeding

Photo above: Messina seedling 2017

 

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95-101 Railway Terrace, Tailem Bend SA 5260

PO Box 399, Tailem Bend SA 5260

Call: 1300 785 277

council@coorong.sa.gov.au

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