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Plants from India may help

(1984) Plants from India may help. Elders Weekly, 17 May 1984. p. 77 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Some plants which grow well on highly saline soil and have a variety of industrial applications in India may have a place in the rehabilitation of Australian salt lands. Indian scientist, Dr A.J. Joshi, a botanist from Bhavnagar University in Gujarat State is spending three months working on the salt tolerant shrub research programme being carried out by the Department of Agriculture in Western Australia. Research aimed at reclaiming saline lands with salt tolerant plants which have economic potential for forage and fuel production is supported by the Swedish International Foundation for Science. A number of promising plants Dr Joshi is investigating includes a perennial shrub called Salvadora and a grass, Aeluropus. He said the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research and the Australian Development Assistance Bureau could play an increasing role in biological research with the possibility of more exchanges of material between Australia and other countries.

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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: ©1984 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58695
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