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New App to help combat salinity in WA

  • 1.  New App to help combat salinity in WA

    Posted 17-03-2023 13:02

    The Saltland Genie web-based App brings together eight decision support tools to help landholders implement solutions on salt-affected land.

    Dryland salinity affects about 1.75 million hectares of public and private land in the south-west of WA, resulting in lost agricultural productivity.

    Saltland Genie, launched last week at the Wagin Woolorama event in WA, was developed by Great Southern-based natural resource management group Gillamii Centre and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

    Interested? Learn more here: https://www.saltlandgenie.com/

    When using the tool, farmers and landholders can enter their water and soil salinity measurements to help find practical solutions, access information about on-site implementation and estimate the return on planned rehabilitation investment.

    There are details on suitable plant species for salt-affected land, farmer case studies and a water salinity calculator to determine safe drinking water requirements for sheep and cattle.

    The Saltland Genie project is supported with funding from the WA Government's State NRM Program.

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    Emily Mason
    Sydney NSW