Perennial Shrubs for Problem Soils and their Management

Neil Ackland from Eyre Peninsula NRM discuses an initiative with a group of farmers on the Eastern Eyre Peninsula of South Australia to find a productive and sustainable solution to problem soils and their management in a dry climate.

Perennial fodder shrub trials were established on Scott William’s farm at Elbow Hill during the drought of 2008 /09 with some impressive results. The ability to maintain sheep condition and achieve effective ground cover has prompted interest in establishing commercial areas of perennial fodder shrubs. The biggest barrier is the establishment costs.

This is another video supported by the Social Media in Agriculture project funded by Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative.