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Case Studies

 

More detailed information about on-farm trials of saltland management options, mostly from SGSL sites


CS - A summary - SGSL Insights product CS - A summary - SGSL Insights product (1010 KB)

Case studies of 10 successful saltland farmers from around Australia

CS - NSW - Arthurville -  SGSL Site CS - NSW - Arthurville - SGSL Site (1499 KB)

Revegetating a saline site with puccinella, near Wellington

CS - NSW - Bannockburn - Inverell  SGSL site CS - NSW - Bannockburn - Inverell SGSL site (717 KB)

Pasture mixes for saline and waterlogged sites

CS - NSW - Barraba - SGSL site CS - NSW - Barraba - SGSL site (1283 KB)

Revegetating saltland with tall wheatgrass pastures - Banoon

CS - NSW - Boorawa - SGSL Site CS - NSW - Boorawa - SGSL Site (818 KB)

Rehabilitating erodible saline land with pasture

CS - NSW - Burrumbuttock - SGSL Site CS - NSW - Burrumbuttock - SGSL Site (839 KB)

Native couch grasses for rehabilitation and grazing on a saline site - West Hume

CS - NSW - Condoblin - SGSL Site CS - NSW - Condoblin - SGSL Site (908 KB)

Pasture seeding using mulch on an extremely saliine scald at Derriwong

CS - NSW - Cooma - Perennials provide productivity and sustainability CS - NSW - Cooma - Perennials provide productivity and sustainability (239 KB)

Perennials in Profitable Farming Systems (2010) Future Farm Industries CRC

CS - NSW - Edgeroi, Northern cropping zone - SGSL site CS - NSW - Edgeroi, Northern cropping zone - SGSL site (1838 KB)

Pasture options for hostile (saline/sodic) soils - Bellata

CS - NSW - Gulgong - SGSL Site CS - NSW - Gulgong - SGSL Site (1064 KB)

Revegetating a salt scald with pastures

CS - NSW - Gundaroo - SGSL Site CS - NSW - Gundaroo - SGSL Site (1294 KB)

Carrying capacity on saline soils

CS - NSW - Leadville near Dunedoo - SGSL Site CS - NSW - Leadville near Dunedoo - SGSL Site (1151 KB)

Revegetating a salt scald in the Narangerie Valley

CS - NSW - Narangerie Valley , Dunedoo - SGSL Site CS - NSW - Narangerie Valley , Dunedoo - SGSL Site (1459 KB)

Revegetating a very salty scald in the Narangerie Valley

CS - NSW - Rye Park, Southern Tablelands - PURSL 2002 CS - NSW - Rye Park, Southern Tablelands - PURSL 2002 (125 KB)

Turning salt of the earth into wool for the world

CS - NSW - Taylor's Flat - SGSL Site CS - NSW - Taylor's Flat - SGSL Site (857 KB)

Establishing pastures in a saline scald near Boorawa

CS - NSW - Wagga Wagga - SGSL Site CS - NSW - Wagga Wagga - SGSL Site (658 KB)

Productive lucerne from a wet, salty paddock

CS - NSW - Young - SGSL Site CS - NSW - Young - SGSL Site (907 KB)

Reclaiming a bare, eroded salt scald

CS - Qld - Barmoya CS - Qld - Barmoya (585 KB)

Managing salinity at Hedlow creek

CS - SA - Bunbury, Upper South East, SGSL site CS - SA - Bunbury, Upper South East, SGSL site (418 KB)

Fitting saltland into the whole farm system, rejuvenating puccinellia pastures

CS - SA - Fleurieu Peninsula - Kikuyu offers low input, low maintenance alternative CS - SA - Fleurieu Peninsula - Kikuyu offers low input, low maintenance alternative (177 KB)

Perennials in Profitable Farming Systems - FFI CRC (2010)

CS - SA - Keilira - Investing in saltland - SGSL site CS - SA - Keilira - Investing in saltland - SGSL site (468 KB)

Puccinellia and tall wheatgrass

CS - SA - Mt Charles_Tintinara - Salt-tolerant mix maintains production CS - SA - Mt Charles_Tintinara - Salt-tolerant mix maintains production (912 KB)

2013 Case Study of how the Cavanagh family sustainably manage their salt-affected paddocks without compromising productivity.

CS - SA - Murray's Lagoon, Kangaroo Island - SGSL site CS - SA - Murray's Lagoon, Kangaroo Island - SGSL site (523 KB)

Getting the most out of puccinellia and tall wheatgrass

CS - SA - Snowtown, Northern Agricultural Districts - SGSL site CS - SA - Snowtown, Northern Agricultural Districts - SGSL site (523 KB)

Saltbush for risk reduction and production

CS - SA - Tintinara, Upper South East - SGSL site CS - SA - Tintinara, Upper South East - SGSL site (570 KB)

Rising to the challenge - making saltland work with puccinellia and trace elements

CS - SA - Tumby Bay, Eyre Peninsula - SGSL site CS - SA - Tumby Bay, Eyre Peninsula - SGSL site (605 KB)

Reclaiming productivity with puccinellia

CS - SA - Ungarra, Eyre Peninsula - SGSL site CS - SA - Ungarra, Eyre Peninsula - SGSL site (606 KB)

Restoring natural drainage lines - Pulling the plug on salt

CS - SA - Upper South East  - Herbicide trial in puccinellia CS - SA - Upper South East - Herbicide trial in puccinellia (386 KB)

Weed control in established puccinellia to rejuvenate old stands

CS - SA - Waikerie - Saltbush, a living haystack CS - SA - Waikerie - Saltbush, a living haystack (186 KB)

Future Farm 4 - Working with dryland salinity

CS - Vic - Darriman - Saltland Genie supports change of heart CS - Vic - Darriman - Saltland Genie supports change of heart (915 KB)

2013 Case Study of how Libby Balderstone and her manager Simon Baker learnt more about their saltland by trial and error.

CS - WA - Corrigin - I wish I had more saltland CS - WA - Corrigin - I wish I had more saltland (231 KB)

Future Farm 4 - Working with dryland salinity

CS - WA - Cranbrook Tambellup - Model approach yields impressive results CS - WA - Cranbrook Tambellup - Model approach yields impressive results (1018 KB)

2013 Case Study of how the Gillamii Centre at Cranbrook developed a degraded site into a showcase of what can be done to bring it back to productivity.

CS - WA - Dudinin - Don't wait, revegetate - saltland forage systems CS - WA - Dudinin - Don't wait, revegetate - saltland forage systems (747 KB)

Ag WA Farmnote: 62/96

CS - WA - Katanning - Perennials & Cropping CS - WA - Katanning - Perennials & Cropping (1376 KB)

The value of perennials when cropping - a farmer case study with saltbush, oil mallees and lucerne for J E & A K Pepall

CS - WA - Moodiarrup - Saltbush & Perennials CS - WA - Moodiarrup - Saltbush & Perennials (1462 KB)

Options for dealing with a water challenge - a farm case study using saltbush, tall wheat grass and lucerne by Geoff Whitaker

CS - WA - North Stirlings - Saltland Revegetation - Production and Diversity CS - WA - North Stirlings - Saltland Revegetation - Production and Diversity (78 KB)

Farmer Case Study, Walsh I, Powell J, LLoyd M, Munday B and Brewin D (2002) PURSL

CS - WA - South Coast Region - Evaluating Perennials CS - WA - South Coast Region - Evaluating Perennials (3077 KB)

Bulletin - 17 case studies from the South Coast Region of WA

CS - WA - Wagin - Regenerate & Rejuvinate CS - WA - Wagin - Regenerate & Rejuvinate (1363 KB)

"Our vision is to regenerate and rejuvinate our soils, animals, pastures, people and profits" - Robert & Caroline Rex, Wagin

CS - WA - WaginDumbleyung - Landscape approach tackles salt CS - WA - WaginDumbleyung - Landscape approach tackles salt (919 KB)

2013 Case Study of fourth generation farmer Sam West and family taking a whole-of-landscape approach to managing dryland salinity across their farm.

CS - WA - Yealering - Strategic saltbush system slows salinity CS - WA - Yealering - Strategic saltbush system slows salinity (904 KB)

2013 Case Study of Yealering SGSL Research Site at Chris Walton's farm


Have a yarn - WA


CS - HaY 1: 2010 - Cranbrook, WA SGSL site CS - HaY 1: 2010 - Cranbrook, WA SGSL site (977 KB)

Have a Yarn: It is a very good tool that uses the water and increases productivity

CS - HaY 1:2009 - Duranillin,WA SGSL site CS - HaY 1:2009 - Duranillin,WA SGSL site (733 KB)

Have a Yarn: It is good to have pastures that benefit from summer rains and provide feed out of season

CS - HaY 2: 2009 - Ballaying, WA SGSL site CS - HaY 2: 2009 - Ballaying, WA SGSL site (675 KB)

Have a Yarn: But once they found it, they were into it.

CS - Hay 2: 2010 - Tenterden and Tambellup, WA SGSL site CS - Hay 2: 2010 - Tenterden and Tambellup, WA SGSL site (891 KB)

Have a Yarn: There is nothing better than seeing green in the middle of summer

CS - Hay 3 2009 - East Narrogin, WA SGSL site CS - Hay 3 2009 - East Narrogin, WA SGSL site (615 KB)

Have a Yarn: Lessons learnt from a saltland pasture

CS - HaY 4:2009 - North Katanning, WA SGSL site CS - HaY 4:2009 - North Katanning, WA SGSL site (679 KB)

Have a Yarn: You have got to protect the land first for it to be successful

CS - HaY 5: 2009 - Wandering, WA SGSL site CS - HaY 5: 2009 - Wandering, WA SGSL site (771 KB)

Have a Yarn: Perennials broaden sheep grazing options at Wandering

CS - HaY 6:2009 - Kukerin, WA SGSL site CS - HaY 6:2009 - Kukerin, WA SGSL site (697 KB)

Have a Yarn: The trial has taught us never to give up on an area.... whatever the salinity

CS - HaY 7: 2009 - Wagin, WA SGSL site CS - HaY 7: 2009 - Wagin, WA SGSL site (666 KB)

Have a Yarn: Chaff provides a nice fresh environment in which plant roots can become established.

CS - HaY 8:2009 - Woodanilling, WA SGSL site CS - HaY 8:2009 - Woodanilling, WA SGSL site (683 KB)

Have a Yarn: I'm interested in trying to make it work on a commercial scale.

CS - HaY 9:2009 - Darkan, WA SGSL site CS - HaY 9:2009 - Darkan, WA SGSL site (609 KB)

Have a Yarn: By using drains we're trying to demonstrate we can do something about it.

CS HaY 1 Pingrup WA - SGSL site CS HaY 1 Pingrup WA - SGSL site (1169 KB)

Have a Yarn: Getting a better idea about saltland - grazing salt pastures over summer

CS HaY 10 Ravensthorpe WA - SGSL site CS HaY 10 Ravensthorpe WA - SGSL site (1133 KB)

Have a Yarn - Looking over the fence - Is their grass greener? Perennial pasture for saline land

CS HaY 11 Canna - Morawa WA - SGSL site CS HaY 11 Canna - Morawa WA - SGSL site (1202 KB)

Have a Yarn: Grazing saline land with perennial grasses

CS HaY 12 Lake Toolbrunup, Tambellup WA - SGSL site CS HaY 12 Lake Toolbrunup, Tambellup WA - SGSL site (1527 KB)

Have a Yarn 12: Resurrecting starvation corner with an Evergreen saltland mix

CS HaY 13 Wyalkatchem WA - SGSL site CS HaY 13 Wyalkatchem WA - SGSL site (1536 KB)

Have a Yarn: Profit from Prospect Salt with saltbush and subtropical perenial grasses

CS HaY 14 Trayning, WA - SGSL site CS HaY 14 Trayning, WA - SGSL site (1612 KB)

Have a Yarn: Cattle thrive on a saltbush diet

CS HaY 15 Wubin WA - SGSL site CS HaY 15 Wubin WA - SGSL site (1169 KB)

Have a Yarn: Productivity potential of salty country

CS HaY 16 Gillingarra (Moora) WA - SGSL site CS HaY 16 Gillingarra (Moora) WA - SGSL site (1465 KB)

Have a Yarn: Stopping the spread of salt-affected area

CS HaY 17 Wooedanilling WA - SGSL site CS HaY 17 Wooedanilling WA - SGSL site (1119 KB)

Have a Yarn: Local trial work leads to success with saltbush and perennial grasses

CS HaY 18 North Quairading WA - SGSL site CS HaY 18 North Quairading WA - SGSL site (1092 KB)

Have a Yarn: Planting saltbush on saline land has become a must

CS HaY 19 Boyup Brook WA - SGSL site CS HaY 19 Boyup Brook WA - SGSL site (1096 KB)

Have a Yarn: Increased surface drainage equals increased production

CS HaY 2 Corrigan WA - SGSL CS HaY 2 Corrigan WA - SGSL (1604 KB)

Have a Yarn: Preventing a site from deteriorating with saltbush alleys

CS HaY 20 Morbinning (Beverley) WA - SGSL site CS HaY 20 Morbinning (Beverley) WA - SGSL site (1196 KB)

Have a Yarn: Salinity - a learning experience with saltbush and tropical grasses

CS HaY 21 Coomberdale (Moora) WA - SGSL site CS HaY 21 Coomberdale (Moora) WA - SGSL site (1838 KB)

Have a Yarn: Transforming saltland country with saltbush

CS HaY 3 Broomehill WA - SGSL site CS HaY 3 Broomehill WA - SGSL site (1148 KB)

Have a Yarn: Eyes opened to the value of perennials as a stockfeed

CS HaY 4 Ballidu WA - SGSL site CS HaY 4 Ballidu WA - SGSL site (1281 KB)

Have a Yarn: How sheep can benefit from saltland

CS HaY 5 Tambellup WA - SGSL site CS HaY 5 Tambellup WA - SGSL site (1195 KB)

Have a Yarn: Raised beds and drainage renovate unproductive areas

CS HaY 6 Jerramungup WA - SGSL site CS HaY 6 Jerramungup WA - SGSL site (1740 KB)

Have a Yarn: Tackling salinity in its infancy with saltbush and saltland pasture mix

CS HaY 7 Katanning WA - SGSL site CS HaY 7 Katanning WA - SGSL site (1061 KB)

Have a Yarn: PERFECT Fit - saltland grazing trial fits with current farm management practices

CS HaY 8 Bruce Rock, Corrigin WA - SGSL site CS HaY 8 Bruce Rock, Corrigin WA - SGSL site (1328 KB)

Have a Yarn: Making the most of an opportunity to create feed for sheep during autumn

CS HaY 9 Mukinbudin WA - SGSL site CS HaY 9 Mukinbudin WA - SGSL site (1064 KB)

Have a Yarn: From barren to bountiful, thanks to SGSL, and saltbush