The Esperance sandplain has serious secondary salinity. Waterlogging and poor surface drainage compound the problems. The original aim of the project was to promote high water use pastures for areas of deep sands as a way of limiting rechrge to the saline groundwater. This aim was later broadened to include the promotion of deep-rooted perennial pastures on all suitable soils.
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Perennials, Saline soils, Esperance region (WA), Western Australia, Salinity, Boring
Hearn, S J, and National Soil Conservation Program (Australia). (1991), Tackling salinity on the Esperance sandplain. Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, Perth. Report 121.
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