Archive: 24/03/2017

 

Addressing the risk of polluted irrigation water

The Water Research Commission (WRC) and DAFF recently published a report after 5 years research on the quality of irrigation water. The report highlights the high microbial contaminant loads and the need for on-farm... Read more about 'Addressing the risk of polluted irrigation water'...


Earth's soil carbon reservoir poses massive risk to climate change mitigation

Management of soil carbon plays a critical role in achieving healthy soils, increasing production volume as well as resilience to climate change. It is estimated that implementing practices to conserve soil organic carbon can increase... Read more about 'Earth's soil carbon reservoir poses massive risk to climate change mitigation'...


Maximising the potential of wastewater in agriculture

Many countries are already using treated wastewater for irrigation in agriculture and sees it as a resource and not a problem. It is estimated that 22% of the unsustainable resource, phosphorus can be... Read more about 'Maximising the potential of wastewater in agriculture'...