Authors: Chris McDonough
Insight Extension for Agriculture, Loxton SA
Funded By: National Landcare Program, GRDC, SA MDB Natural Resources Management Board
Project Title: A holistic approach to seep management for preventing degradation in the landscape
Peer Review: Tanja Morgan (MSF)
Key Words: seeps, recharge, interception, discharge, NDVI, perched water table, lucerne, puccinellia, piezometer
- Seeps are rapidly growing as a result of modern farming systems, landscape and seasonal factors (both very wet and extended dry periods).
- Early identification and action are imperative and can be assisted through satellite NDVI imaging.
- Specific strategies must be applied within Recharge, Discharge & Interception Zones to prevent this initial unused freshwater problem resulting in large unproductive saline scalds.
- Take action early to keep land productive and prevent degradation occurring.