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

Many farms in the Mallee have saline areas present 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 can 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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Download the following fact sheets to learn more information about establishment, management, and control of shrubs.

Guide to Establishing Forage Shrubs

Critical success factors in successful shrub pasture systems

Selecting the best forage shrubs for your environment

Why grow a mixture of forage shrubs and pasture species?