Saltbush hedgerows – trading low productivity for high protection – Rick Robertson, Bengworden, East Gippsland

Shrub hedgerows have been successfully used to produce feed and shelter in otherwise unproductive, saline soils. The hedgerows were established just as successfully from seed as they were from seedlings, at significantly less cost. Wind chill measurements taken at lambing revealed the hedgerows reduced the number of times the wind chill reached high-risk levels.


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