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Soils and Sand Stabilisation

Stabilising Sand

Wind Erosion

The Coorong Tatiara LAP has been working on sandhill stabilisation projects since 2001.

The presentation below summarises the lessons we have learnt from working on challenging sites.

The topics covered include:

  • A pure clay is not always required to stabilise the site. Will a rubble with a low clay content do the job?
  • What are the options when there is no clay?
  • What are the machinery options?
  • The end land use after stabilisation will vary. The aim may not be to return the site to full production. Be realistic!
  • How can clay be found?

Sand Hill Stabilisation and Machinery Presentation(5662 kb)

clay spreading

Covercrops and Clay Booklet(1893 kb)

Cover Crops and Clay Booklet

Wind Erosion Management(3570 kb)

Wind erosion

Irrigated Soil Management(3991 kb)

Irrigated Soil Management


Improving Productivity on low fertility soils

To read full article from Barry Haskin click here  - Improving productivity on low fertility soils

Listen to what Sam Trengove says about amelioration of sandy soils on the Yorke Peninsula SA - opportunities for long term improvement Click here

Improving productivity on low fertility soils