Getting the best from old man saltbush


This Agfact outlines the potential of old man saltbush (OMSB) for each of the different functions that it can fulfil in its capacity as an environmental or productive plant. It is important that the reader is focussed on their reason (or reasons) for wanting to establish plantings well before commencing operations, particularly if cost recovery is important.

This Agfact includes information on:

  • Suitable growing areas
  • Competitive ability
  • Attributes
  • Production potential in non-saline soils
  • Integration with other farming practices
  • Environmental benefits
  • Planning layouts
  • Establishment methods
  • Impact of pests and diseases
  • Stock familiarisation


Agfact P2.5.43 First Edition

Published: 2004