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SOLUTION 8

Temperate perennial grasses with limited salinity tolerance

 

8.6  Supporting Resources

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P G H Nichols et al (2008) Production and persistence of temperate perennial grasses and legumes at five saline sites in southern Australia.  Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 48, 536–552

R.E White et al (2003) SGS Water theme: influence of soil, pasture type and management on water use in grazing systems across the high rainfall zone of southern Australia. AJEA 43: 907-926. 

Grasslands Societies of Southern Australia and NSW have lots of information about phalaris and tall fescue in NSW and Victoria, though not usually in a saline environment.

The Australian Wool Innovation website has a good overview of current and recently completed research into the temperate pasture species, including current breeding efforts.

David G. Masters, Sharon E. Benes, Hayley C. Norman (2007) Biosaline agriculture for forage and livestock production. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 119 (2007) 234–248

Saltland Pastures for South Australia, (Liddicoat, C. and McFarlane, J. 2007) Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation Report No 2007/08. This is a product of the SGSL initiative, providing a wealth of information that will be of value beyond SA. It can be viewed on this website .

Saltland Pastures in Australia – a practical guide, by Ed Barrett-Lennard. Download from the AWI, Land Water and Wool, Sustainable Grazing on Saline Lands webpage (4.17Mb).

The National Dryland Salinity Program (NDSP 1993–2003) was the first national attempt to better understand the causes, impacts, costs and management options for preventing and/or overcoming dryland salinity. The final year of the program was dedicated to harvesting the knowledge and making it available to the diverse range of stakeholders through the Managing Dryland Salinity in Australia resource kit.

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