13008: Saltland stabilization using NyPa Forage
This project will establish 10ha of NyPa Forage on a saline discharge area adjacent to the Moore River to control erosion and improve soil drainage.
The highly visible and well-known site was chosen to demonstrate to surrounding landholders that degraded saline land can become productive again.
NyPa is a perennial salt loving forage grass selected for its large leaf size, soft growth, palatability and tolerance to high salt concentrations. Its specialised roots allow it to grow in waterlogged conditions.
The site will be deep ripped and fertilised by the landholder. NyPa runners will be planted into rip lines by contractors at a minimum density of 800 stems per hectare.
|Investment:||$ 27 000|
|Delivery organisation:||West Koojan-Gillingarra LCDC|
|Project duration:||March 2014 - December 2015|
|Location:||Lot 21 on Plan 40762, on the east side of the Bindoon – Moora Road, Gillingarra|
Landholder; Moore Catchment Council