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Samphire : salt-beater

(1981) Samphire : salt-beater. The National Farmer, 17 September 1981. [Publication] [Special Collections]


For non-waterlogged and mildly waterlogged salt land, a number of salt-tolerant shrubs may be used for forage production. Agriculture Department trials show that Samphires (Halosarcia spp) grow well on these sites. Samphires are a group of succulent, highly salt-tolerant, perennial shrubs which occur naturally on waterlogged salt land throughout Western Australia agricultural areas. Samphire seeds have a natural ability to remain alive in saline soils and to germinate when conditions become suitable.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1981 National Farmer
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56944
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