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Saltland Pastures - General Information
General information about Saltland Pastures and links to useful resources
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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;
A collection of Salt Tolerant Pasture Fact Sheets
FODDER BEET AND KIKUYU DEMONSTRATION AT COOKE PLAINS
This fact sheet covers the steps undertaken and results obtained from seeding Fodder Beet and Kikuyu on saline soils at Cooke Plains over the 2019-2020 season with some success.
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
Resilience 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.