Document Type

Report

Publication Date

1-2-2003

Series Number

237

Keywords

Water use efficiency, Land capability, Salinity, Vegetation, Farming systems, Fitzgerald River region (WA), Western Australia, Plants, Soil types, Waterlogging, Jerramungup region (WA)

Abstract

This report summarises the outcomes of a project initiated to examine the potential to integrate high water use plant options into existing farm systems to combat rising watertables and reduce salinity and waterlogging. Planting options investigated include commercial trees, perennials, fodder shrubs, annual crops and native grasses. The research uses a new GIS based methodology for undertaking catchment scale land capability analyses.

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