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

Authors

K Fitzgerald

Keywords

Soil degradation, Erosion control, Regeneration, Ord River region (W.A.), Western Australia

First Page Number

398

Last Page Number

405

Abstract

REGENERATION of degraded areas in regions of marginal rainfall is a slow process under the best of conditions, but on the Ord River Catchment, where much top-soil had been removed, the problem was unusually severe.

In many areas top-soil will have to be rebuilt before vegetation can be re-established.

This will be a long, slow process and regeneration will proceed through gradual plant succession from the "pioneer" annual species through to the permanent and more productive perennial species needed for a stable catchment area.

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