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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Keywords

Saline soils, Waterlogging, Revegetation plants, Arthrocnemum

First Page Number

74

Last Page Number

75

Abstract

For non-waterlogged and mildly waterlogged salt land a number of salt-tolerant shrubs may be used for forage production.

Areas which are highly saline and regularly waterlogged are not suited to these shrubs. However, during trials with shrub species, samphires (Arthrocnemum spp.) were found to volunteer and grow well on these sites.

Research into the use of samphires has shown that it is possible to harvest seed and obtain a seed sample suitable for sowing through a drill. Established samphire stands provide useful grazing in many parts of the Western Australian wheatbelt.

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