Report on the land units of selected areas of Manbulloo Station, N.T., 1976
by C.R. Gibbs, M.R. Wells & H.R.M. van-Cuylenburg.
Gibbs, C. R.; Wells, M. R.; Australia. Dept. of the Northern Territory. Land Conservation Section; Van-Cuylenburg, H. R. M.
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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; Supplementary report to be used in conjunction with the Report on the land units of the Katherine-Douglas area, N.T., 1970, by J.M. Aldrick.
Date:1977; Bibliography: leaf 49.
Land use -- Northern Territory -- Manbulloo Station
Land Conservation Section
60 leaves : ill., maps ; 30 cm.
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Potential Land Use: Improved pastures with selective clearing; proximity to perennial waters and their content of excellent shade trees makes these areas most valuable for grazing. Land Category: 5. Land unit 4cl. Occurrence: Kimbyan; mainly adjacent to Daly River below its junction with Stray Creek. Topography: Gently undulating terrain adjoining river backplains or old river channels, slopes up to 5%; some ferruginous outcrops at breaks of slope. Soils: Deep Sandy Red Earths with sand to sandy loam surfaces (Killuppa with some Blain). Vegetation: Woodland to open forest dominated by E. papuana with Erythrophleum, Gyrocarpus, or Terminalia grandiflora as co-dominants. Some Canarium, Brachychiton diversifolium or Lysiphyllum may be present Grass cover of mixed perennials and Sorghum sp. annual. Some Hyptis present. Limitations: Subject to severe erosion if cultivated; probable water stress and surface sealing problems; slight rock. Potential Land Use; Improved pastures on lower slopes with selective clearing; proximity to perennial waters and their content of excellent shade trees increases the value of these areas for grazing. Land Category: 5. Land unit 4d. Occurrence: Claravale and to a small extent Blain. Topography: Upper and middle slopes in undulating terrain; slopes up to 5% occasionally up to 8%. Soils: Mainly deep Earthy Sands (Cockatoo), sometimes light Sandy Red Earths (Blain) and Siliceous Sands (Cypress); often occurs in association with Claravale soils. Vegetation: Open forest dominated by E. tetradonta and E. miniata. E. ferruginea frequently occurs with a dense Bossiaea understory~ Elsewhere a dense shrub layer of Acacia and Petalostigma frequently occurs. Sorghum sp. annual is the dominant grass cover, Plectrachne, Setaria, Aristida and Sehima also occur. -23
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