Wet season spelling
Strategies to improve grazing land in the Burdekin catchment by spelling it during the wet season. (2 pages)
The SHARC consortium: a proposal
Industry participation is being sought in a joint industry project aimed at improving the understanding of shale behaviour. (20 pages)
The CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship has been contracted by the National Water Commission to report on current and future water availability in the Murray-Darling Basin. View the project methods and research reports.
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As Australia celebrates World Wetlands Day on 2 February, tropical rivers and their sustainability will be scrutinised at a scientific forum in Darwin.
Role for drains in controlling salt
This article from Farming Ahead describes how scientists in a collaborative project have evaluated the effectiveness of deep open drains as a solution to dryland salinity at the farm and catchment scale, in Western Australia. (4 pages)
Pesticide impact rating index (PIRI) fact sheet
Details about PIRI, a free software package that which helps pesticide users and regulators select the best product for their circumstances by rating pesticides in terms of their relative risk to the environment are provided in this fact sheet. (2 pages)
Stubble change leads to turnaround
This one-page article from Farming Ahead looks at stubble retention and incorporation on one of the farms in CSIRO’s six-year maize trial.
Reduce costs and gas output
This one-page article details savings, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and improved water use and plant growth for a New South Wales farmer who reduced fertiliser use and incorporated his stubble.
CLLAMMecology newsletter 1
This issue details research activites undertaken in the Coorong, Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth region of South Australia by the CLLAMMecology research cluster. (8 pages)