Description of practice

Rehabilitation through fertilization and reseeding is an effective approach to restoring degraded rangelands. It includes the application of organic and inorganic fertilizers and direct seeding with native perennial grasses. The practice enhances soil cover and recovers rangeland productivity.

Examples of how to use rangeland rehabilitation Further information
(see Note below)

AMP27 01


Restoration of degraded rangeland

Treatments including over-seeding with grass and supplementing with lime, cattle dung and “brush packing” are used to eradicate invasive species and revegetate degraded rangelands.


»WOCAT technology 1416

AMP27 02

Rehabilitation and protection

Fencing and seeding with locally adapted herbaceous plants are used to rehabilitate degraded rangeland.


»WOCAT technology 689

AMP27 03

Fertilizing and re-seeding

Small amounts of inorganic fertilizer and seeds are spread on degraded rangelands.


»WOCAT technology 1261

AMP27 04

Rehabilitation with alfalfa

Alfalfa seeds are broadcast sown on degraded pasture. The area is quarantined for three years to allow the pasture to restore sufficiently.

»WOCAT technology 672


AMP27 05

Community supported pasture and rangeland rehabilitation

The selection and reintroduction of key pasture and fodder species to strategic areas is supported by structural works and stakeholder participation.


»WOCAT technology 3141

AMP27 06

Bush thinning and manual or mechanized biomass processing

Bushes are thinned manually or by a semi-mechanized means and the cut material is left to dry or chipped. Bush thinning is carried out to restore degraded rangeland by stimulating the re-growth of grasses previously suppressed by excess bush. 


»WOCAT technology 2203

Note: Most of the Further information links are to a full description of the example in the WOCAT database. However sometimes the link may be to similar practices or a research paper. Occasionally the link is to a commercial product in which case it should be understood that this does not imply any endorsement of the product by iSQAPER.

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