Establishing woody perennials on hostile soils in arid and semi-arid regions – A review

Azam, G and Grant, C D and Nuberg, I K and et al, . (2012) Establishing woody perennials on hostile soils in arid and semi-arid regions – A review. Plant & Soil. 22 pp..

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Woody perennials can be difficult to establish on harsh soils in arid and semi-arid regions. Historically, technological advances have focussed on methods to improve transplanting and direct-seeding but the available information on these advances remains fragmented and the edaphic factors have been largely ignored. This review explores the literature on plant establishment and identifies soil properties that limit plant response in harsh environments.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The senior author acknowledges support from the University of Adelaide in the form of an International Postgraduate Student Scholarship and the Cooperative Research Centre for Future Farm Industries for supplementary support. Helpful reviewer comments on our manuscript are also gratefully acknowledged.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Direct seeding, Transplanting, Soil-root interactions, Hard soils, Low rainfall, Native plants
Author Affiliation: 1.Waite Research Institute, School of Agriculture, Food & Wine, University of Adelaide, Glen Osmond, SA 5064, Australia
Subjects: Soil Science and Microbiology > Soil Sciences
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2012 09:05
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2012 09:06
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