REVEGETATION:
WHAT IS REVEGETATION AND    WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?• Revegetation is the planting of trees and shrubs  to increase the ecolog...
BENEFITS OFREVEGETATION
NATURE CONSERVATION AND      ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS• Nature conservation benefits include habitat  for native wildlife, a ...
ECONOMIC BENEFITS• Economical benefits include: shelter for stock  and crops, honey, timber, fence posts, cut  flowers, fo...
BENEFITS FOR STOCK
SHADE AND SHELTER• Shade reduces dehydration and deaths from  stress after shearing and transporting or  mustering on a ho...
BENEFITS FOR EROSION
HOLDS SOIL TOGETHER• Roots and humus provide a network to hold  soil together. They also provide small channels  for water...
SALINITY
INCREASES SOIL PROFILE• Planting deep rooted trees will reduce salinity  by increasing soil levels with roots and humus.• ...
BENEFITS FOR   CROPS
NATURAL PEST CONTROL• Some revegetative plants attract beneficial  insects and native animals that control pest  species o...
BENEFITS FOR NATIVE     WILDLIFE
PROVIDES HABITATS• Many beneficial native wildlife species are  becoming endangered due to habitat loss• Revegetation prov...
TYPES OF VEGETATIVE      PLANTS
TYPES OF PLANTS TO PLANT• Plant hardy native species that don’t need  much water or any maintenance.• Indigenous species t...
HOW CAN YOU REVEGETATE?
GRANTS AND WHERE TO BUY           PLANTS• Many plant nurseries grow plants for  revegetation.• The Catchment Management Au...
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE   TO REVEGETATE!
WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE SPONSORS OF THE    2011 CREAM OF THE CROP COMPETITIONPLATINUM   GOLD    SILVER                   B...
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Revegetation - Keeping farmland productive for future generations by Ayla Webster

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The competition invites NSW secondary and tertiary students to promote the importance of agriculture to their peers, to encourage a better understanding of agriculture as well as promote agricultural careers and rural life.

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Revegetation - Keeping farmland productive for future generations by Ayla Webster

  1. 1. REVEGETATION:
  2. 2. WHAT IS REVEGETATION AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?• Revegetation is the planting of trees and shrubs to increase the ecology of an area.• There are many different species of native plants that can be planted depending on the area to be revegetated.• Deep rooted plants hold the soil together and lower the water tables.• By planting banks and rows of hardy native trees and shrubs, stock and native wildlife can benefit greatly.
  3. 3. BENEFITS OFREVEGETATION
  4. 4. NATURE CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS• Nature conservation benefits include habitat for native wildlife, a diversity of native plants, wildlife corridors, conservation of endangered wildlife and stability for natural ecosystems.• Growing plants absorb carbon dioxide and give out oxygen.• Grass grows better in shaded areas as there is better ecology in the soil.
  5. 5. ECONOMIC BENEFITS• Economical benefits include: shelter for stock and crops, honey, timber, fence posts, cut flowers, fodder, habitat for pest controlling wildlife and erosion and salinity control.• Some trees may be used as extra feed in a drought.• Other benefits include aesthetics and preservation of the uniqueness of rural areas.
  6. 6. BENEFITS FOR STOCK
  7. 7. SHADE AND SHELTER• Shade reduces dehydration and deaths from stress after shearing and transporting or mustering on a hot day.• Trees and shrubby bushes provide a rain and windbreak to protect stock during storms.• Shelter can provide protection from hypothermia after shearing
  8. 8. BENEFITS FOR EROSION
  9. 9. HOLDS SOIL TOGETHER• Roots and humus provide a network to hold soil together. They also provide small channels for water to soak into the soil.• Dead leaves, flowers and bark decompose to form humus.• Humus is taken into the soil by worms and is natures’ water crystals, helping to increase water retention in the soil.
  10. 10. SALINITY
  11. 11. INCREASES SOIL PROFILE• Planting deep rooted trees will reduce salinity by increasing soil levels with roots and humus.• Decomposing plant matter helps water retention and topsoil profile.• By increasing soil levels you will lower water table levels, eliminating the evaporation of ground water therefore reducing salt left in the soil.
  12. 12. BENEFITS FOR CROPS
  13. 13. NATURAL PEST CONTROL• Some revegetative plants attract beneficial insects and native animals that control pest species on crops.• By increasing native animals and insects that eat pests, pesticide use can be cut down considerably.• By doing this, you will also save money on chemicals and labour.
  14. 14. BENEFITS FOR NATIVE WILDLIFE
  15. 15. PROVIDES HABITATS• Many beneficial native wildlife species are becoming endangered due to habitat loss• Revegetation provides habitats for many different native wildlife species.• It also provides safe corridors for the movement of wildlife around the farm and between national parks, keeping it off roads.
  16. 16. TYPES OF VEGETATIVE PLANTS
  17. 17. TYPES OF PLANTS TO PLANT• Plant hardy native species that don’t need much water or any maintenance.• Indigenous species that are naturally occurring in your specified area are best as they are well adapted to local soils and climatic conditions.• Strategically place banks and corridors for shade and shelter of stock and crops
  18. 18. HOW CAN YOU REVEGETATE?
  19. 19. GRANTS AND WHERE TO BUY PLANTS• Many plant nurseries grow plants for revegetation.• The Catchment Management Authority (CMA) and Landcare offers grants for the revegetation of some farmland.• Many local councils provide grants for revegetation.
  20. 20. IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO REVEGETATE!
  21. 21. WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE SPONSORS OF THE 2011 CREAM OF THE CROP COMPETITIONPLATINUM GOLD SILVER BRONZE
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