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Salt tolerant shrubs and grasses are used for forage production from salt-affected farmland. This Bulletin is designed to assist in recognition of the important species in Western Australia and to provide information on their use. The species listed have more forage value than some natural indicators and colonizers of saltland, such as Mediterranean barley grass (Hordeum geniculatum), ice plant (Mesembryanthemum spp.), mallee lovegrass (Eragrostisdielsii), salt spurry (Spergularia spp.), curly ryegrass (Parapholis incurva) and beard grass (Polypogon monspeliensis). Some of the plants are also useful for rehabilitating degraded rangeland and mine dumps in arid areas.
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Salt tolerance, Grasses, Saline soils, Vegetation, Fodder plants, Western Australia
Natural Resources and Conservation | Soil Science
Runciman, H V, and Malcolm, C V. (1989), Forage shrubs and grasses for revegetating saltland. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Bulletin 4153.
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