Saltland Knowledge Exchange

The Saltland Knowledge Exchange (SKE) facilitates communication between researchers, ‘next users’ (e.g. government agencies, CMA’s, CMC’s, NRM councils, farmer groups, industry and consultants) and leading farmers to promote and encourage the productive use and rehabilitation of saline land across southern Australia.

The project builds upon the successes of the former Sustainable Grazing on Saline Lands (SGSL) project, the CRC Salinity, and earlier work conducted under the National Dryland Salinity Program (NDSP). The SKE delivered and continues to manage and update the Saltland Genie website to deliver technical information and advice. The project also took over management of the 'old' National Dryland Salinity Program website to maintain access to this archive of important saltland information.

The SKE project worked with the Future Farm Industries CRC EverTrain project to develop and deliver a Saltland Skills training course for southern Western Australia and South Australia. As well as course materials being available online, Saltland Skills courses have been run regularly by the Gillamii Centre in Cranbrook, Western Australia, and also in South Australia.

The project is also developing two Smartphone Apps – one based around the highly successful SALTdeck cards, which assist in identifying plant species that grow on salt-affected land, and the other based around the Saltland Genie’s Advice decision support tool, which is currently embedded in Saltland Genie.

Contact:  Dr Nick Edwards (SARDI)


Further Information


Future Farm Industries Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) ceased trading on 30 June 2014.

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This site will remain live until 30 June 2017 but is no longer being updated or reviewed.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.