an environment for biological growth a universal solvent a transporting agent.
Nearly all natural waters therefore contain a range of organisms, nutrients and other materials. Whether or not this is undesirable depends on:
type of material or organisms; quantity of material or organism; and, use of the water
Farm water storages generally . . . → Read More: Water Quality for Farm Water Supplies
Water is an essential nutrient for all animals. It is important for both animal welfare and business profitability that cattle have an adequate supply of good quality water. Amount and quality of water required vary between species of livestock, between classes of stock within the species, and in response to the environment in which . . . → Read More: Water requirements for Beef Cattle
The NSW Department of Primary Industries is investigating a novel way to integrate saltbush into mixed farming systems to help lift productivity and profitability across the NSW wheat-belt on the southern, central and northern slopes and plains.
A trial at the Condobolin Agricultural Research and Advisory Station aims to explore the . . . → Read More: Ideas for tackling salinity on your farm.
A pioneer of grazeable shrubs in New Zealand was a farmer I worked with in North Canterbury called Marty McLean.
He and his wife Ailsa ran a small sheep grazing property near Hawarden and were interested in alternative grasses and shrubs to combat the seasonal dryness that was a feature of the local . . . → Read More: Case Study – saltbush for fodder
Some varieties of trees are more salt tolerant or can adapt better to saline sites. Planting trees on lower slopes above or away from the seep / scald can help to improve growth and increase water use.
Discharge areas are unsuitable for growing many types of trees, especially when the site is severely affected. . . . → Read More: Establishing trees and shrubs in saline areas
If you are combatting salinity on your property, the planting of salt tolerant plants will assist with the rehabilitation of your land and enable your land to be more productive.
Below is a table of salt tolerant plants for Australia but many are suitable for use elsewhere in the world.
If . . . → Read More: Salt tolerant pasture species