Managing rangelands: promoting sustainable native shrub species: Atriplex halimus: mitigating highly saline soils
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Mahfouz Abu-Zanat, Mounir Louhaichi. (17/12/2014). Managing rangelands: promoting sustainable native shrub species: Atriplex halimus: mitigating highly saline soils. Beirut, Lebanon: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
One of the most commonly planted shrubs in the Mediterranean, Atriplex halimus is known for its remediation of degraded rangelands and salt-affected areas. It is commonly used as a forage plant for sheep and goats in arid areas and contributes significantly to the feed calendar when herbage availability is low. It is the only green, protein-rich forage available during late summer and early fall – when it is needed for the nourishment of pregnant and early-lactating ewes and does.