Tree crops in Western Australian Wheatbelt farming systems are a key ingredient for natural resource management and sustainable rural communities. Avongro increases awareness and adoption of tree crops through collaboration, research and education, working together with growers, industry, government and communities.

Frankia and Casuarina obesa (swamp sheoak) trials

Avongro Inc is trialing a way to make it easier for landholders to succeed at establishing commercially promising native timber crops on saline land by inoculating seedlings with the nitrogen-fixing bacteria Frankia in the months before planting. Read the details of our two trial sites at Aldersyde and Goomalling in the two reports below, or get a briefer project snapshot in the ‘Avongro frankia and swamp sheoak trials’ fact sheet and/or ‘Avongro trials nitrogen fixing bacteria in saline farmland agroforestry’ media release [PDF or DOCX].

Report: Establishment of Casuarina obesa provenances with Frankia on Saline Avon Farmland (Aldersyde)         Report: Establishment of Casuarina obesa provenances with Frankia on Saline Avon Farmland (Goomalling)          Thumbnail of Avongro's Frankia and swamp sheoak trials fact sheet

 

 


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