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Unravelling the biochemical fingerprint of Australian native plants for sustainable farm forestry and other applications [ 2009 - 2012 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0990326]

Researchers A/Prof M Bhave; Dr DJ Murphy

Brief description Dryland salinity is an issue of national significance due to its impact on primary industries which contribute billions of dollars to our economy. However, millions of hectares of arable land are now affected by salinity, with devastating effects on crops, native plants, water quality and wildlife. This project works with the rural community and exploits the unique gene pool of certain Australian salinity-tolerant plants for environmental benefits (revegetation, salinity control) and simultaneous economic returns through using these for timber and perennial fodder. The project thus addresses the national priorities of preventing the expansion of salinity, putting it to sustainable uses and preserving biodiversity.

Funding Amount $78,420

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