Outcome D

Outcome D (3D)

Based on your decisions above the suggested action that you could take is displayed below.

the area does not support pasture growth

Establishing blocks of forage shrubs on salt-affected or eroded sandy soils

Many farms in the Mallee contain saline areas that do not support pasture growth. Forage shrubs can play an important role in remediating these areas by using more water, slowing wind speeds, or providing ground cover during dry months.

Action: Establish blocks of saltbush

  • Where shrubs sites cannot support pasture growth, shrubs are established in blocks
  • Farmers typically use Old Man Saltbush but also consider newer varieties like Anameka and Eyres Green that are more productive but don’t self seed. Consider River Saltbush on waterlogged saline sites, or Mallee Saltbush on very sandy sites.
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