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Soil organic carbon (SOC) is inherently low in Western Australian soils – limited by climate and soil type – with some potential to increase through management.
This page explains the factors that influence the degree of dispersion in sodic soils: soil structure (aggregate stability), cation exchange capacity, calcium to magnesium ratio, exchangeable sodiu
Pumping of groundwater and disposal of saline effluent (reject water) from desalination is covered by regulations requiring owners or occupiers to notify the Commissioner of Soil and Land Conservat
Farm fires will often lead to contaminated surface-water supplies: ash and soil from burnt paddocks and bushland can be blown or washed into farm dams and provide nutrients for bacteria and algae.
Wind erosion in Western Australian agriculture is common, especially in years of late and dry growing seasons.
Following a fire that removes paddock ground cover, the risk of water erosion is greatly increased.
Members of the public can lodge a complaint about observed land management with the Commissioner of Soil and Land Conservation in Western Australia, and the Commissioner will then investigate the c
Salt is a natural component of land, water and ecological systems in Western Australia. Large areas of naturally saline land (primary salinity) were present before European settlement.