This report summarises the outcomes of a project initiated to examine the potential to integrate high water use plant options into existing farm systems to combat rising watertables and reduce salinity and waterlogging. Planting options investigated include commercial trees, perennials, fodder shrubs, annual crops and native grasses. The research uses a new GIS based methodology for undertaking catchment scale land capability analyses.
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Water use efficiency, Land capability, Salinity, Vegetation, Farming systems, Fitzgerald River region (WA), Western Australia, Plants, Soil types, Waterlogging, Jerramungup region (WA)
Hill, P L, and Schiller, N. (2003), High water use plant options for the Fitzgerald River catchment : a case study. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia, Perth. Report 237.
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