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Monday, July 11, 2016

Salty, flat, hot and dry

This is easily the most extreme conditions I have ever had to establish a human habitat.
Saline and sodic, with a 4 month rainy season, sand infertile soil only 20cm deep over coral sands 

The following post looks at some of the methods we are using to create a positive change on this barren site 

A) Fencing 

Absolutely the most important first step on this exposed plain. The livestock and the wind conspire to make this an inhospitable place for trees to establish 
The winds damage plants directly, and indirectly by greatly increasing their water consumption. 

B) irrigation 

C) mulching 

D) Swales 

E) Fertigation 

F) pit gardens 

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