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Acid soil action manual

Investment for your soil now and for the future

Acid Sulfate Soil Assessment

Coastal, Inland and Minesite Conditions

In this audit, key information and results from the following three Australian acid sulfate soil (ASS) weathering environments should be brought together and assessed: coastal ASS (tidal mangrove swamps) inland ASS (non-tidal scalds driven by saline acid-sulfate discharge conditions) minesite ASS (waste rock stockpiles or (more)...

Adaptive Agriculture: A Stocktake of Land & Water Australia’s Investments

Implications for social and institutional research and communication

This ‘stocktake’ is really about sustainable agriculture, of which adaptive agriculture is one important element. Agriculture cannot be sustainable if it does not adapt to the threats and opportunities constantly facing it. Adaptive agriculture may therefore be seen as the means of producing food and fibre in ways that remain dynamic, vibrant, flexible and constantly responding to the natural environment and the operating environment of the market.

Adaptive Environmental Assessment and Management (AEAM) and Integrated Catchment Management

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Adaptive learning through five strands of root-zone knowledge

Case Study

This case study looks at prototyping the automated soil solution sampling and measurement tool to locate salt in the soil profile.

Adding oxygen to irrigation water on farm

Aerated Water Video

Aerated Water - Section 6, Adding oxygen to irrigation water on farm, Jay Dunghel from Land and Water (more)...

Addressing Indigenous Cultural Values in Water Allocation Planning

Water allocation processes across tropical Australia are struggling with the question of how to acknowledge and protect Aboriginal values and interests in water-dependent ecosystems. Indigenous interests in environmental flows research and water resource policy have tended to be neglected, consequently Aboriginal people have rarely participated equitably in water management decision-making. This project was conceived as a pilot with the intention of engaging Aboriginal traditional owners and resource (more)...

Adopting improved use of current water monitoring technology to manage recharge

Rising watertables are a major threat to the sustainability of irrigated agriculture in the southern Murray-Darling Basin. Future sustainability will depend on the ability of each irrigation farmer to choose paddock-crop-irrigation management combinations that control impacts on watertables on their farm. There is a perception that the technology already exists to enable farmers to manage water sustainably, and that the problem is one of adoption rather than the development of new technology. However, (more)...

Adopting Open Hydroponics

National Program for Sustainable Irrigation Fact Sheet

Adopting an Open Hydroponics management program requires a reliable water supply, a significant investment in capital infrastructure, an increase in operating costs and a change in management skills. All of these factors need to be considered before a decision is made to adopt Open Hydroponics. This fact sheet covers the following; Understanding Open Hydroponics Water Requirements Productivity claims Management skills (more)...

Advanced airborne technologies for mapping and monitoring native Australian vegetation

Airborne sensors can be used by natural resource managers and researchers to collect data about things which can be seen, such as vegetation cover, as well as characteristics like canopy condition and water use, which are not visible. Importantly, faster and more accurate data collection over large areas can be achieved by combining light detection and ranging (lidar) with other airborne technologies which include multi and hyper spectral scanners, digital video and still photography. Lidar can be (more)...

Aerial surveys of waterbirds

Assessing wetland condition

Aerial surveys were able to distinguish different waterbird communities in terms of species richness, abundance and assemblages. While they suffered measurement error, aerial surveys easily separated waterbird communities on these measures. In addition we compared aerial surveys to ground surveys. There was reasonable agreement in numbers of species and abundance, although there was a tendency for aerial surveys to underestimate the number of species seen during ground counts. Some ground (more)...

Agri-environmental stewardship program architecture: towards convergence in the USA and Europe?

Finding of an overseas mission, 15 October to 15 November 2006

This discussion paper reviews the evolution and experience with environmental stewardship schemes or agri-environmental measures (AEMs) as they are generically known in the USA and in Europe, particularly the UK.

Agricultural land retirement as an environmental policy

Summary by Sonja Chandler of the work of Professor Ben White, Dr Jananee Raguragavan and Dr Rohan Sadler

This fact sheet outlines research that uses the shadow price (the value of a land parcel over a year ) of land and analyses the potential use of contract design for cost-efficient agricultural land retirement schemes in Australia.

Agriculture In Australia

A summary of the National Land and Water Resources Audit's Australian Agriculture Assessment 2001

Alan and Joy Heitman - Mingenew

Northern Agricultural Region Case Study