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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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Land unit 7dl. Occurrence: Kimbyan. Topography: Broad drainage flats or temporarily ponded areas with very slight slopes; rarely channelled. Soils: Yellow Earths (Elliott) with alluvial and colluvial surface horizons. Vegetation: Very open woodland, usually dominated by E. papuana with local thickets of Tristania; mixed annual Sorghum-and Themeda with local swamp grasses. Limitations: Erodible if disturbed, especially when subject to periods of surface water flow. Potential Land Use: Grassed waterways; useful grazing which should be strictly controlled; should not be cleared or cultivated. Land Category: 6. Land unit 7e. Major creeks and severely gullied tributaries; contain permanent and ephemeral water supplies; severe risk of erosion, particularly headward gullying, at access points; careful control and regulation of stock numbers at these watering points ~s necessary. Land Category: 8. 5. MAJOR RIVER ALLUVIALS Land unit 8a. Occurrence: Banyan, Karaman. Topography: Younger river levees with back slopes up to 6% where the levee is narrow, 2-3% where wider; rarely over 200 meters wide. Soils: Alluvial Red Earths (Manbulloo and Daly); occasional rock (quartzite) outcrop indicates shallow soils in area traversing sandy land systems. Vegetation: Variable woodland or open forest with E. papuana a frequent species; generally short annual grasses infested more or less badly with weeds (Hyptis, Acanthospermum). -37

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