To jump straight to information about dryland salinity please click here.
Click here to for more information about the Saltland Pasture Remption Project and the fact sheets referred to on our tour on Wednesday the 20th of September 2017.
Saltland Pastures - General Information
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.
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.
Click here to access the Forage for the Future Youtube link.
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;
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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.
To access Saltland Genie website please click here.
A collection of Salt Tolerant Pasture Fact Sheets
SOIL TESTING FOR SALINITY
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)
Puccinellia Establishment & Management
Tall Wheat Grass Establishment & Management
Lucerne and Tall Wheat Grass in a Pasture Mix Fact Sheet.
Sheep Production on Saline Land
Photo above: Messina seedling 2017