Farming salty land gives farmers and land managers greater options and can significantly improve farm productivity by making previously-unproductive land productive. When well-managed, salty land can be a valuable asset.
The Future Farm Industries CRC’s SaltCap and SaltDecide project is developing decision-support tools for landholders wanting to establish best salinity management practices for farming salty land. The project is assessing the environmental impact of plant-based saltland management systems in specific catchments. This information will be used on a catchment scale to predict and better manage salinity. The project is developing a system for diagnosing the most appropriate options for farming salty land; analysing the impact of saltland systems on the water and salt balance of saline land and streams; and modelling the effectiveness of Future Farm Industries CRC saltland technologies at the catchment scale. SaltCap and SaltDecide give farmers greater options and support for farming salty land.
This website contains information about the CRC’s research into perennial plant based farming systems.
This site will remain live until 30 June 2017 but is no longer being updated or reviewed.
Further information about CRC research projects can be obtained by following links from relevant project pages or by viewing the research transfer page.
The CRC was funded for seven years (2007-2014) under the Australian Government Cooperative Research Centre program.