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Why add oxygen to irrigation water?

Aerated Water Video

Aerated Water, Section 1, Why add oxygen to irrigation water? from Land and Water Australia on (more)...

Wildlife on Farms

How to conserve native animals

Will wool growing be a viable business in 2029?

A review of price and productivity trends

All commodity producers suffer from declining terms of trade. This situation has been occurring since the industrial revolution, which provided the catalyst for specialisation across a range of sectors in the economy. Efficiency gains in agriculture have been a trigger for the industrialisation and subsequent urbanisation that is a feature of modern economies There is no reason to consider that this trend is about to change. It is inexorable. It occurs because productivity gains enable the (more)...

Wind erosion hazard

Indicator protocols for soil condition

The purpose of monitoring is to set a benchmark for wind erosion hazard and observe how this hazard changes over time. This may be at a particular point, over a district or region or even nationally. Knowing the reason for change is important in directing management responses and policy direction. The justification is that wind erosion is a potent reminder of inappropriate land use. Its significance in terms of lost production, effects on human health and as a contributor to climate change (more)...

With the wisdom of hindsight: reconsidering institutional arrangements for water

The Rudd Government has promised to tackle Australia’s water crisis confidently, equitably and efficiently. This report proposes that this commitment be extended to put in place a suite of institutional arrangements that can be confidently explained as ones likely to fix Australia’s water allocation and investment problems.

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Wool Industry River Management Guide

High rainfall zones including tableland areas

This Guide aims to help woolgrowers and those that work with them, to improve and protect the health of water courses and riparian land on their farms, as well as to minimise the impacts of wool production on water quality and stream health.

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Wool Industry River Management Guide

Sheep/wheat zones

This Guide aims to help woolgrowers and those that work with them, to improve and protect the health of water courses and riparian land on their farms, as well as to minimise the impacts of wool production on water quality and stream health.

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Wool Industry River Management Guide: High rainfall zones including tableland areas

This Guide aims to help woolgrowers and those that work with them in high rainfall areas, to improve and protect the health of water courses and riparian land on their farms, as well as to minimise the impacts of wool production on water quality and strea

Wool Industry River Management Guide: Sheep/Wheat zones

Aims to help woolgrowers and those that work with them in sheep wheat areas, to improve and protect the health of water courses and riparian land on their farms, as well as to minimise the impacts of wool production on water quality and stream health. The aim is to use improved management to achieve both environmental and productive benefits. It also provides information about how these requirements can be incorporated into farm design and wool production operations. The publication provides a (more)...

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Wool production and biodiversity at Lana

A detailed case study of the Taylors - a profitable woolgrowing family - a profitable New England woolgrowing family who manage for production and biodiversity outcomes using Holistic Resource Management Principles.

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Wool production and biodiversity The Hill

A detailed case study of the Hills - a profitable New England woolgrowing family who manage for production and biodiversity outcomes. The family has a strong history of tree planting on their property and can demonstrate both production and conservation o

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Woolgrowers and bushland biodiversity in high rainfall areas

Aimed at woolgrowers with native pastures in a mixed farming enterprise, particularly those in northern SA. Step-by-step approach to improving pasture productivity with a strong focus on monitoring, evaluation and grazing regimes.

Workshop Report Alice Springs

Economic, Environmental and Social Costs and Benefits of Buffel Grass and its Management

Buffel grass is valued in many regions for its contribution to livestock production, while also being regarded as a threat to biodiversity assets, often within the same region. In 2007 Land and Water Australia funded CSIRO to investigate the relative…

Workshop Report Dampier

Economic, Environmental and Social Costs and Benefits of Buffel Grass and its Management

Buffel grass is valued in many regions for its contribution to livestock production, while also being regarded as a threat to biodiversity assets, often within the same region. In 2007 Land and Water Australia funded CSIRO to investigate the relative…

Workshop Report North Rockhampton

Economic, Environmental and Social Costs and Benefits of Buffel Grass and its Management

Buffel grass is valued in many regions for its contribution to livestock production, while also being regarded as a threat to biodiversity assets, often within the same region. As part of this research, we (CSIRO) ran a workshop in Rockhampton in November…