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Report on the land units of selected areas of Manbulloo Station, N.T., 1976



Report on the land units of selected areas of Manbulloo Station, N.T., 1976

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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

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Land Conservation Section

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60 leaves : ill., maps ; 30 cm.

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Soils: Variable, shallow and poorly drained. Yellow Podzolics (mainly Ejong, some Lateritic Podzolics) . Vegetation: Tall shrubland to stunted woodland with scattered low emergent trees. In areas of Yellow Podzolics Petalostigma and Terminalia pterocarpa are dominant over E foelscheana, E. ferruginea and Erythrophleum emergents. On Lateritic Podzolic soils E. tetradonta and E. bleeseri emergents also occur. Generally poor grass cover of Sorghum sp annual. Limitations: Very shallow, droughty and poorly drained soils of low fertility, very erodible if disturbed. Potential Land Use: Very marginal country often well supplied with large creeks with almost perennial waterholes, such that low quality improved pastures could be considered with careful stock management. Land Category: 6. Land unit 5f2. Occurrence: Woggaman. Topography: Lower slopes and drainage floors associated with 5fl. Soils: As 5fl but seriously affected by waterlogging. Vegetation: Dense tall shrubland, characteristically Melaleuca viridiflora, and/or Petalostigma. Limitations: As 5fl with very serious waterlogging. Potential Land Use: Very poor rough grazing at best. Land Category: 7. Land unit 5g. Occurrence: Jindara; often lower slopes of Mullaman. Topography: Undulating terrain, slopes of up to 4%; frequent unchannelled drainage floors. Soils: Yellow Podzolics (Ejong with some Florina); usually with very dense low pointed termitaria. Vegetation: Rather open low woodland (E. tectifica, E. latifolia) with low uneven perennial grasses (Chrysopogon fallax and Themeda) . -30

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