South Australia

Link-List of Soil Selfies from South Australia

Discover Soil Selfies – soils people have at home, work or play, and how they are used and valued -contributed from South Australian places. These Soil Selfies are grouped by: food for the world, family farming, natural environments, recreational places and supporting buildings and infrastructure.

Soils grow food for the ‘world’

sa-kp-copeville-soilcompCopeville, undulating Mallee farmland – Sandy loams of undulating landscape used productively for grain production under conservation farming methods to manage threat of drifting from wind erosion.

Long Flat, Lower sa-jc-longflat-715compMurray River floodplains, -Alluvial soil for grazing on floodplain cut off from natural watering since 1956, experiencing acidity, salty subsoil and clodding. Environmental flow watering thrice yearly found to be the best management for soils and production.

Soils are at the base of natural environments, native habitat and biodiversity

sa-jc-kingsinnaminka-challero-002 Innamincka , Outback SA,  sands in a natural desert environment,  facing constant threat of dryness and wind.



Soil supports our recreational places

sa-jc-BMX-manhill-671compPort Adelaide  clay from urban Adelaide building sites re-used for BMX recreation areas. Managed for hardness and stability especially against challenge of water erosion and model vehicle uses.



sa-jc-semaphore-649comp Semaphore Beach, Adelaide, white sand on beach and its dunes provides beach protection against wave erosion and wind erosion for tourist and recreation beach assets.


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page updated 7 January 2016