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Use of selected fodder shrubs in the reclamation of degraded arid rangelands

  title={Use of selected fodder shrubs in the reclamation of degraded arid rangelands},
  author={Trove Elizabeth Wilcock},
  • Trove Elizabeth Wilcock
  • Published 2010
  • Geography
  • In many degraded arid areas the carrying capacity of the natural rangelands has decreased. Many farmers, therefore, rely on plantings of the exotic drought tolerant fodder shrub, Atriplex nummularia to maintain livestock during drought periods. There is, however, intra-species variation in the palatability of this shrub. Researchers believe this might be due to the great genetic variability within this open pollinated species. In this ongoing programme the objective was to select plants, which… CONTINUE READING

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