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Archive for the 'SOILS EROSION' Category

GETTING BETTER VALUE FROM FARMERS SOILS MAY BE THE KEY TO HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY

WITH the price of cropping land soaring, farmers are increasingly looking to improve the productivity of the ground they already own. A South Australian project is looking at ways farmers can achieve this and lower the amount of soil constraints they are confronted with. Speaking at the Mallee Sustainable Farming (MSF) forum in Red Cliffs, […]

February 26th, 2015
Topic: SOILS EROSION Tags: None

BEST METHODS OF MULCHING SOILS SAYS GOV DEPT

THIS RESEARCH SAYS THIS METHOD IS THE BEST FOR MULCHING New Queensland research will take the guesswork out of which mulching method works best (link to release when published). As part of a three-year project, researchers are looking to quantify the productivity, associated water use and labour requirements of using mulch so a full cost benefit […]

May 4th, 2011
Topic: MULCHING COMPOSTING, SOILS EROSION, TREATMENTS Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

TURF GRASS HAS THE EROSION RETAINING QUALITIES 100 TIMES THAT OF BARE SOIL

RECENT TURF RESEARCH has clearly shown the value of turfgrass in retaining sediment on slopes and reducing nutrient movement into waterways. As part of a project, it was found that sod was 100 times more effective in keeping soil in place during heavy rainfall than exposed soil. The project monitored soil losses during an eight week […]

May 4th, 2011
Topic: GRASSES LEGUMES, GREEN STUFF, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, SOILS EROSION, TREATMENTS Tags: , , , , , ,

QUEENSLANDS GREAT BARRIER REEF REPORT & ADJOINING LANDS

GREAT BARRIER REEF/ADJACENT LAND  REPORT Qld reef & adj land owners report Sourced & published by Henry Sapiecha

January 21st, 2011
Topic: FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, REPORTS STUDIES PAPERS, SOILS EROSION, WATER & IRRIGATION Tags: , , , , ,

CHARCOAL FOR HEALTHIER PLANTS.ASK BIOCHAR…

BIOCHAR. A BOON FOR FARMERS? Carbon8 is currently being used by farmers and graziers to grow: Tomatoes Lettuce Rhubarb Melons Grain Grazing Grasses Roses Annuals Australian farmers and graziers have been feeding Australians and the world for a very long time. There was a time when it was said “Australia ran off the sheeps back”. […]

November 20th, 2010
Topic: ADDITIVES CHEMICALS FERTILIZERS, AGRICULTURE, ARTICLES STORIES, FARMING, FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, SOILS EROSION Tags: , , , ,

PRODUCING EDIBLE FAT MUSHROOMS WITH EASE

Mushroom production 1. General production methods Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries. Mushrooms are the edible fleshy fruiting bodies of certain fungi, which may be gathered wild or grown under cultivation. The most commonly cultivated mushroom species is Agaricus bisporus, although many other species are now gaining recognition in Australia due to the widespread consumption […]

October 7th, 2010
Topic: AGRICULTURE, BUSINESSES SELF EMPLOYMENT, FOOD DRINK, FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, FUNGI & MUSHROOMS, HOME BUSINESSES, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, SOILS EROSION Tags: , , , , , , , ,

COUNTRY LIFE IN AUSTRALIA NOW HAS A NEW PRESENCE

AUSTRALIANS NOW HAVE A SOURCE OF INFORMATION ABOUT RURAL COUNTRY LIFE ON THE LAND. WATCH HERE FOR GREAT INFO ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY This site will report on the many aspects of  what rural life [with it’s ups and downs] consists of. The varied and rewarding & sometimes painful life can present some challenges but well […]

August 11th, 2010
Topic: AGRICULTURE, ANIMALS & STOCK, ARTICLES STORIES, BOOKS MAGS PUBLICATIONS, BUSINESSES SELF EMPLOYMENT, CLASSIFIEDS, COMICS CARTOONS JOKES, COMMUNICATIONS, COUNTRY LIFESTYLES, EDUCATION TRAINING, ENTERTAINMENT, EVENTS FAIRS SHOWS, FASHION STYLE GROOMING, FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, GOVERNMENT, INVENTIONS, JOB WORK OPPORTUNITIES, LATEST PRODUCTS, MACHINERY EQUIPMENT, MEDICAL, MINING OIL GAS, NATIVE TITLE LAND RIGHTS, NEWSPAPERS ADVERTISING, NOTICES INVITATIONS, PEOPLE, PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, RENEWABLE ENERGY, RESOURCES MINERALS, SOCIALS GROUPS, SOILS EROSION, SOLAR ENERGY, SPORTS & RACING, TOURISM & ACCOMMODATION, VEHICLES TRANSPORT, WATER & IRRIGATION, WEATHER Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,