Revegetating an eroded salt-affected coastal site with halophytic grasses: A case history

Lees, T. W., Loch, D. S. and Dwyer, G. T. (2003). Revegetating an eroded salt-affected coastal site with halophytic grasses: A case history. In: Proceedings of the 9th National Conference of ProductiveUse of Saline Lands (PUR$L). 9th PUR$L Conference, Yeppoon, Queensland, (). 29 September - 2 October 2003.


Author Lees, T. W.
Loch, D. S.
Dwyer, G. T.
Title of paper Revegetating an eroded salt-affected coastal site with halophytic grasses: A case history
Conference name 9th PUR$L Conference
Conference location Yeppoon, Queensland
Conference dates 29 September - 2 October 2003
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 9th National Conference of ProductiveUse of Saline Lands (PUR$L)
Publisher Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Publication Year 2003
Sub-type Fully published paper
Total pages 8
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
More than 85% of Australia’s population now lives, works and spends a major part of their leisure and recreational time within c. 50 km of the coast. As with the intensification of agriculture in other parts of the country, the trend towards increasing urbanisation in these coastal areas, particularly along the east and south-east coastlines, has been accompanied by the growing salinity problems though for different underlying reasons. Examples include roads constructed through estuarine environments, urban parkland and homes (especially in foreshore areas), and golf courses and other sporting facilities.

In all of these situations, the amelioration and grassing of salt-affected sites for amenity purposes has become an increasingly important issue. Meeting this need will require the use of salt tolerant amenity grasses adapted to a range of other soil conditions, including waterlogging and acidity, together with soil amendments and management practices to overcome other limitations on grass growth. This paper reports on progress in revegetating a bare eroded salt-affected roadside site on the Queensland Sunshine Coast using different amenity grasses planted on different parts of the landscape based on their relative levels of salt, acid and waterlogging tolerance.
Subjects 0703 Crop and Pasture Production
0706 Horticultural Production
Keyword salinity
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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