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Research Reports

 

Detailed information and summary reports about recent saltland R&D findings.


RR -  Surface water management - is it for me? RR - Surface water management - is it for me? (1043 KB)

WA Department of Agriculture - A Million Hectares for the Future - Workshop Manual (2007)

RR - A mix of plants lifts feed value from saline land RR - A mix of plants lifts feed value from saline land (244 KB)

Farming Ahead - Masters, Norman and Dynes (2002)

RR - A review of Advances in Salinity Research, Management, Capacity and Knowledge, 2004-2006 RR - A review of Advances in Salinity Research, Management, Capacity and Knowledge, 2004-2006 (1512 KB)

NDSP - Managing Dryland Salinity in Australia - 2006 Update

RR - A sensitivity analysis to evaluate the profitability of saltland pasture establishment - pucci RR - A sensitivity analysis to evaluate the profitability of saltland pasture establishment - pucci (58 KB)

SGSL - SA Producer Network - Trengove (2006)

RR - Achieving profitable and environmentally beneficial grazing systems on saline land in Australia RR - Achieving profitable and environmentally beneficial grazing systems on saline land in Australia (790 KB)

H. Norman, D. Masters, R. Silberstein and F Byrne (2008). In "Options Mediterraneenes, Serie A, Seminaires Mediterraneens No 79.

RR - Alternative legumes produce and persist well on mildly saline soils RR - Alternative legumes produce and persist well on mildly saline soils (43 KB)

Central Victorian acid soils. Evans P and McIntyre J (2002) PURSL

RR - Balansa clover improves wool production on saline land RR - Balansa clover improves wool production on saline land (33 KB)

ASAP Conference - Abraham et al. (2006)

RR - Best Practice Survey - Natural Resource Management and Australian Wool Growers RR - Best Practice Survey - Natural Resource Management and Australian Wool Growers (770 KB)

Land Water and Wool survey summary

RR - Biodiversity value of saltbush plantings RR - Biodiversity value of saltbush plantings (985 KB)

Collard S, Fisher A and McKenna D (2009) DWLBC Tech Report 2009/27

RR - Biosaline agriculture for forage and livestock production RR - Biosaline agriculture for forage and livestock production (259 KB)

Masters D, Benes S and Norman H (2007) Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 119: 234–248

RR - Case Study Financial Analysis Saltland Pastures - Borowa River Catchment, NSW RR - Case Study Financial Analysis Saltland Pastures - Borowa River Catchment, NSW (286 KB)

Land Water and Wool, SGSL - Welsh (2006)

RR - Cobalt, selenium and copper responses in sheep grazing saline land in the USE of SA RR - Cobalt, selenium and copper responses in sheep grazing saline land in the USE of SA (32 KB)

Edwards N, Abraham E, Fenton M, McFarlane J, Craig A and Hocking Edwards J (2004) Animal Production in Aust 25: 236

RR - Development of a cereal tolerant to salinity and waterlogging RR - Development of a cereal tolerant to salinity and waterlogging (160 KB)

Colmer TD and Islam AKMP (2002) PURSL

RR - Dry saline land: an investigation using ground-based geophysics, soil survey and spatial method RR - Dry saline land: an investigation using ground-based geophysics, soil survey and spatial method (1318 KB)

CSIRO Land and Water Technical Report - Fitzpatrick, Thomas , Davies and Williams (2003)

RR - Dryland salinity in south east Australia: Which scenario makes more sense? RR - Dryland salinity in south east Australia: Which scenario makes more sense? (1013 KB)

AESC2006, Victoria - Bann and Field (2006)

RR - Dundas Tall Wheat Grass - number one saline agronomy species for the high rainfall zone RR - Dundas Tall Wheat Grass - number one saline agronomy species for the high rainfall zone (188 KB)

Borg and Fairbairn (2003)

RR - Economic evaluation of growing trees on saline discharge areas - preliminary findings RR - Economic evaluation of growing trees on saline discharge areas - preliminary findings (89 KB)

Flugge, Marcar and Abadi

RR - Economics -  WA SGSL Producer Network RR - Economics - WA SGSL Producer Network (583 KB)

WA Department of Agriculture and Food and SGSL - Herbert (2006)

RR - Emissions trading discussion paper RR - Emissions trading discussion paper (106 KB)

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2007)

RR - Feeding saltbush with wheat header residue to sheep RR - Feeding saltbush with wheat header residue to sheep (48 KB)

Roberts Z, Masters D and Milton J (2002) PURSL

RR - First-year production of salt-tolerant pasture in response to salinity and wetness RR - First-year production of salt-tolerant pasture in response to salinity and wetness (111 KB)

McCaskill M and Bennetts D (2004)

RR - Grazing balansa clover and puccinellia mixed pasture on saline land RR - Grazing balansa clover and puccinellia mixed pasture on saline land (40 KB)

Agronomy Conference - Dunstan, Edwards, Craig and Revell (2006)

RR - Groundwater uptake and salt accumulation by trees over shallow water tables RR - Groundwater uptake and salt accumulation by trees over shallow water tables (53 KB)

RIRDC Short Report No 40 - Thorburn (1998)

RR - Improving Saline Pasture Reduces Vegetable Matter Contamination in Wool RR - Improving Saline Pasture Reduces Vegetable Matter Contamination in Wool (1712 KB)

Abraham E, Edwards N, Hebart M and Hocking Edwards J (2008) ASAP Poster

RR - Lambs grazed on saltbush are more hydrated at slaughter RR - Lambs grazed on saltbush are more hydrated at slaughter (195 KB)

Pearce K, Jacob R, Masters D, Pethick D, Power D and White C (2004) Animal Production in Australia 25: 298

RR - Land Use recommendations from integrated hydrology research in the Lachlan Catchment, NSW RR - Land Use recommendations from integrated hydrology research in the Lachlan Catchment, NSW (1114 KB)

NSW Department of Primary Industries - Mitchell (2007)

RR - Links between small growers and industry - Principles and practices for commercial farm forestr RR - Links between small growers and industry - Principles and practices for commercial farm forestr (105 KB)

RIRDC Short Report No 36 - Curtis and Race (1998)

RR - Liveweight change and wool growth in young sheep grazing a mixed saltbush and balansa clover pa RR - Liveweight change and wool growth in young sheep grazing a mixed saltbush and balansa clover pa (12 KB)

Norman H, Masters D, Dynes R, Henry D, LLoyd M (2002) Animal Production in Australia 34: 334

RR - Making the most of saltbush forage - Yealering WA RR - Making the most of saltbush forage - Yealering WA (786 KB)

Farming Ahead - Norman and Filmer (2008)

RR - Meat quality of sheep grazed on a saltbush-based pasture RR - Meat quality of sheep grazed on a saltbush-based pasture (106 KB)

Agribusiness Sheep Updates - Pearce, Masters and Pethick (2004)

RR - Messina progress (April 2011; Future Farm #7) RR - Messina progress (April 2011; Future Farm #7) (347 KB)

Article from Future Farm #7 about the excellent progress with research and selection for new Messina germplasm and rhizobia that will be able to successfully nodulate in saline soils.

RR - Messina update_July 2011 RR - Messina update_July 2011 (1163 KB)

Results from early-stage selection of new Messina and Rhizobial lines for salty and water-logged soils.

RR - Nitrogen fertiliser increases puccinellia pasture mass RR - Nitrogen fertiliser increases puccinellia pasture mass (904 KB)

Abraham E, Hebart M, Edwards N and Craig A (2005) Grasslands Society of SA Conference poster

RR - NyPa Distichlis Cultivars: Rehabilitation of highly saline areas for forage turf and grain RR - NyPa Distichlis Cultivars: Rehabilitation of highly saline areas for forage turf and grain (432 KB)

RIRDC Report - Leake, Barrett-Lennard, Sargeant, Yensen and Prefumo (2002)

RR - Old man saltbush in agriculture: feeding value for livestock production systems RR - Old man saltbush in agriculture: feeding value for livestock production systems (76 KB)

2nd International Salinity Forum - Norman, Mayberry, McKenna, Pearce and Revell (2008)

RR - Perennial Grass and Herb Options for the Upper South East of SA RR - Perennial Grass and Herb Options for the Upper South East of SA (966 KB)

CRC Salinity Bulletin - Miller and Craig (2006)

RR - Perennial pastures on saline land can change salt and water balances RR - Perennial pastures on saline land can change salt and water balances (39 KB)

2nd International Salinity Forum - Silberstein et al. (2008)

RR - Production and water use by sub-tropical grasses in south-western Australia RR - Production and water use by sub-tropical grasses in south-western Australia (163 KB)

Ward P, Knight S and Barrett-Lennard P (2008) 2nd International Salinity Forum

RR - Progress continues for salt tolerant cereal RR - Progress continues for salt tolerant cereal (262 KB)

Focus on Perennials - Innovation in Profitable Perennial Farming Systems (2010) Future Farm Industries CRC

RR - Puccinellia and balansa clover can be profitable saltland pasture RR - Puccinellia and balansa clover can be profitable saltland pasture (52 KB)

Grasslands Society of SA Conference - Edwards, Abraham and Bathgate (2007)

RR - Puccinellia and balansa clover can be profitable saltland pastures RR - Puccinellia and balansa clover can be profitable saltland pastures (35 KB)

Edwards N, Abraham L and Bathgate A (2007) Grasslands Society Conference Proceedings

RR - River Saltbush: outstanding survivor amongst old saltland agronomy plots RR - River Saltbush: outstanding survivor amongst old saltland agronomy plots (48 KB)

Collins JP and Malcolm C (2002) PURSL

RR - SA - A Review of the Vegetation Planting Trial on a Saline Discharge Zone at Farrell Flat (1985 RR - SA - A Review of the Vegetation Planting Trial on a Saline Discharge Zone at Farrell Flat (1985 (889 KB)

PIRSA Technical report No 274 - June 1999

RR - SA - Monitoring of observation wells at tree sites in the Mid North of SA RR - SA - Monitoring of observation wells at tree sites in the Mid North of SA (706 KB)

Farrell Flat, Anama and Snowtown - Harding (2005)

RR - Salinity - Think total change in land use RR - Salinity - Think total change in land use (1121 KB)

Parsons W, Parsons M, Franklin-McEvoy J and Revell D (2002) PURSL - A study from Yorke Peninsula SA

RR - Salinity on Australian Farms 2002 RR - Salinity on Australian Farms 2002 (1075 KB)

Australian Bureau of Statistics - Trewin (2002)

RR - Salt movement under a RR - Salt movement under a "tree plantation" based saline groundwater re-use system - Tatura, Vic (35 KB)

2nd International Salinity Forum - Terry, Selle and Gill (2008)

RR - Saltbush - a case for reintroduction RR - Saltbush - a case for reintroduction (119 KB)

Ledger P and Morgan CK (2002) Australian Farm Business Management Journal Volume 4

RR - Saltbush recovery from grazing - use it or lose it - Tammin WA RR - Saltbush recovery from grazing - use it or lose it - Tammin WA (505 KB)

Farming Ahead - Norman (2006)

RR - Saltland biomass in a saline grazing system - Use it or lose it RR - Saltland biomass in a saline grazing system - Use it or lose it (40 KB)

Wilmot and Norman (2006)

RR - Salt-tolerant Hybrid Eucalypts RR - Salt-tolerant Hybrid Eucalypts (65 KB)

RIRDC - Summary of full report - McComb (2007)

RR - SGSL - Water, soil and salt movement from sustainable salt-tolerant pastures in NSW RR - SGSL - Water, soil and salt movement from sustainable salt-tolerant pastures in NSW (4544 KB)

Land and Water AustraliaProject No UWA32 - Final Report (2006)

RR - SGSL Biodiversity Theme RR - SGSL Biodiversity Theme (733 KB)

Land Water and Wool Final Report: Integrating the information from the SGSL National Research Sites

RR - SGSL Economics Theme RR - SGSL Economics Theme (1693 KB)

Land Water and Wool Final Report: The economic value of improving pasture production on saltland in Southern Australia - Barthgate et al.(2007)

RR - SGSL Grazing Theme RR - SGSL Grazing Theme (598 KB)

Land Water and Wool Final Report - White (2007)

RR - SGSL Pasture Theme RR - SGSL Pasture Theme (1413 KB)

Land Water and Wool Final Report: What to plant where: effectively positioning plants in saline/waterlogged landscapes - Bennett et al. (2007)

RR - SGSL SA Research Site Report - Upper South East RR - SGSL SA Research Site Report - Upper South East (248 KB)

Land Water and Wool Final Research Report - Grazing management strategies for puccinellia pastures to optimise productivity, persistence and sustainability

RR - SGSL Salt and Water Movement and Site Characterisation Theme RR - SGSL Salt and Water Movement and Site Characterisation Theme (244 KB)

Land Water and Wool Final Report: Does grazing perennial pastures on saline land affect farm salt and water balances? - Silberstein et al. (2007)

RR - SGSL Summary in poster form of all the 70 SGSL Producer Network sites in WA RR - SGSL Summary in poster form of all the 70 SGSL Producer Network sites in WA (7098 KB)

Land Water and Wool Final Report (2007)

RR - SGSL Supplementary Analysis of the Economics Theme RR - SGSL Supplementary Analysis of the Economics Theme (1756 KB)

Land Water and Wool Supplementary Report: The economic value of fencing and improving saline land or using volunteer pasture - Bathgate and Byrne(2007)

RR - SGSL WA1 Research Report  - Tammin and Yealering RR - SGSL WA1 Research Report - Tammin and Yealering (4344 KB)

Land Water and Wool Final Report (2007)

RR - SGSL WA2 Research Report - WA Wheatbelt RR - SGSL WA2 Research Report - WA Wheatbelt (1870 KB)

Land Water and Wool Final Report : Optimising the saltland pasture system for profitable use.

RR - Sheep production from saline land - Productivity from saltbush and supplements RR - Sheep production from saline land - Productivity from saltbush and supplements (195 KB)

Animal Production in Australia 25 - Norman et al. (2004)

RR - SHEEP PRODUCTION ON PUCCINELLIA-BASED PASTURES IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA RR - SHEEP PRODUCTION ON PUCCINELLIA-BASED PASTURES IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA (34 KB)

Edwards N, Hocking Edwards J, Sanders D and Revell D (2002) Animal Production in Australia 24: 293

RR - Shrub-based plantings of woody perennial vegetation in temperate agricultural landscapes RR - Shrub-based plantings of woody perennial vegetation in temperate agricultural landscapes (124 KB)

Fodder shrubs are being established as part of commercial grazing enterprises to fill the summer-autumn livestock feed gap. These woody perennial plantings may have benefits for native biodiversity. Collard S and Fisher M (2010) Journal Ecol Man and Restoration 11(1) 31 - 35.

RR - Tall wheatgrass hedges cut wind speeds and saves lambs RR - Tall wheatgrass hedges cut wind speeds and saves lambs (19 KB)

RR - The effect of timing and rate of nitrogen fertiliser on puccinellia-based pastures RR - The effect of timing and rate of nitrogen fertiliser on puccinellia-based pastures (27 KB)

Abraham E, Hebart M, Edwards N and Craig A (2005) Proceedings 46th Annual Grasslands Society of Southern Australia

RR - The role of livestock in the management of dryland salinity RR - The role of livestock in the management of dryland salinity (133 KB)

Masters et al. (2006) Aust J Exp Agric 46, 733 - 741

RR - The Role of Saltland Pastures in the Farming System - A whole farm bio-economic analysis RR - The Role of Saltland Pastures in the Farming System - A whole farm bio-economic analysis (135 KB)

O'Connell M and Young J (2002) PURSL

RR - Tree performance and rootzone salt accumulation RR - Tree performance and rootzone salt accumulation (179 KB)

Discharge plantings in the 400 - 600 mm rainfall zone of WA. Archibald R, Harper R and Fox J (2002) PURSL

RR - Tree-Pasture Interactions in Alley Farming Systems Established on Mildly Saline Land RR - Tree-Pasture Interactions in Alley Farming Systems Established on Mildly Saline Land (128 KB)

Woodall G and Bruce J (2002) PURSL

RR - Upper South East Drained Environments; Soil surveys and pasture options_June 2013 RR - Upper South East Drained Environments; Soil surveys and pasture options_June 2013 (939 KB)

Research Report on a 4 year SARDI field study investigating soils and pastures impacted by the Upper SOuth East deep drainage network.

RR - Upper South East Post-Drainage fact sheet_December 2009 RR - Upper South East Post-Drainage fact sheet_December 2009 (1358 KB)

Soils after the Drains. Soil salinity results from surveys taken adjacent to the drains of the Upper South East of South Australia.

RR - Upper South East Post-Drainage Pasture Update_June 2011 RR - Upper South East Post-Drainage Pasture Update_June 2011 (1044 KB)

Pasture evaluation adjacent to the deep drains of the Upper SOuth East of South Australia.

RR - Urea applied to puccinellia pastures increases sheep production RR - Urea applied to puccinellia pastures increases sheep production (41 KB)

Fenton M, Edwards N, McFarlane J, Craig A, Abraham E and Hocking Edwards J (2004) Animal Production in Australia 25: 241

RR - Viable Pastures for Saline Land – Puccinellia and Tall wheatgrass RR - Viable Pastures for Saline Land – Puccinellia and Tall wheatgrass (25 KB)

Fitzpatrick L, McCaskill M and Hebart M (2005) Proceedings of the 46th Annual Conference of the Grassland Society of Southern Australia

RR - Weed risk of distichlis RR - Weed risk of distichlis (26 KB)