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Unit 3 - Can I trust the technology?
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Unit 6 - Do the $$$'s stack up?
Unit 7 - The saltland toolbox
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Saltland Uni

Saltland Genie has organised all the latest knowledge about dryland salinity into 7 units in his Saltland Uni.  When you hit a tell me more button, Genie will bring you details about what is in the unit and can guide you to specific information rather than expecting you to search through the whole unit.
 

Unit 1

What's in it for me?

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There is now a lot of interest in managing saltland and a great deal of helpful information. This unit examines what’s in it for farmers, farm advisers, catchment managers and researchers / students and how they might most effectively use the information.

   
Unit 2

Saltland Basics

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Dryland salinity is a complex phenomenon, though it has been known in the scientific literature since 1924 that it has been caused by the clearing of native vegetation. Understanding the basics can help clarify the most appropriate management options at farm and catchment scale.

   
Unit 3

Can I trust the technology?

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Before adopting any particular saltland management strategy, it’s important to know how reliable the information is. Is it backed up by credible research, has it been tested by farmers, and what are the uncertainties?

   
Unit 4

Plant and animal performance

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Saltland is a challenging environment for plants and the animals that graze them. The combination of salinity and waterlogging determine the 'capability' of the saltland. The plant community then determines how well any grazing animals will perform.

   
Unit 5

Sheep, cattle and conservation

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Revegetating saltland is usually to achieve a complex mix of productivity/ profitability, amenity improvement and conservation improvement. The specific issues for different enterprises is an important part of the information mix.

   
Unit 6

Do the $$$s stack up?

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How much do you need to spend to get a good outcome from managing and rehabilitating saltland? How long does it take to pay back the costs, and what sort of a profit can you expect? Do the cheaper options work?

   
Unit 7

The saltland toolbox

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The toolbox has a glossary of the technical terms used in the ‘saltland literature’ as well as the tools for measuring salinity, determining the ‘capability’ of saltland, and outlining all the options for utilising salt affected land and water.