Use of mallee lands for pastoral purposes, plant products and minerals

J. Pickard

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    Production statistics are compared for six regions covering the mallee lands of Australia. Despite their inherent low productivity due to low rainfall and soil infertility, mallee lands contribute significantly to the national gross value of production (GVP) of grains and wool. These are lowest in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia and highest in the wheat belt of the same State. The GVP of forest products is minor in all regions. Mining production is localised but substantial. Salinity problems and the impact of the greenhouse effect are the two major challenges facing the mallee lands in the future. -Author

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)271-275
    Number of pages5
    JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
    Publication statusPublished - 1990


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