Screening shrubs for establishment and survival on salt-affected soils in south-western Australia
Nursery plants of 15 halophytic shrub species were planted into salt-affected soils at 14 sites in the Western Australian wheatbelt. On nine test sites, Maireana brevifolia volunteered on the non-waterlogged parts of the plot and Halosarcia spp on waterlogged sections. Atriplex spp were more tolerant of waterlogging than M. brevifolia. Persistance of species in the trial areas depended either on longevity or recruitment of new plants.
Variety trials, Salt tolerance, Arthrocnemum, Maireana, Halophytes, Atriplex, Western Australia
Swaan, T C, and Malcolm, C V. (1989), Screening shrubs for establishment and survival on salt-affected soils in south-western Australia. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia, Perth. Technical Bulletin 81.
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