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Quenching a thirst for health in remote communities of Australia

In the outback cluster of houses that is Ali Curung, a red-earth central-Australian community more than 1000 kilometres remote from Darwin, council employees reckon the water that flows from their taps tastes better than water on tap in the northern capital. John Grey, field service engineer for GE Power & Water, says Ali Curung’s bore-sourced […]

May 19th, 2016
Topic: MACHINERY EQUIPMENT, MOVERS & SHAKERS, TREATMENTS, VIDEOS AUDIOS, WATER & IRRIGATION Tags: , , , , , , , ,

FIFO cosmetic surgeons head for the sticks as demand soars for their services

‘THE ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR’ [COSMETIC SERVICE] www.goodgirlsgo.com Increasing demand for Botox and tummy tucks in regional areas has prompted cosmetic surgeons to offer fly-in fly-out services to country towns. The cosmetic medicine industry is booming in Australia, with some the uptake of some procedures increasing 15 per cent per year. Regional residents are as enthusiastic […]

December 14th, 2014
Topic: BEAUTY PERSONAL, MEDICAL, SURGERY, TRANSPORT SHIPPING AVIATION, TREATMENTS Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

CSIRO & GENETICALLY MODIFIED WHEAT TRIALS

Details of CSIRO modified wheat trial to stay secret BY BIANCA HALL 04 Jul, 2011 06:44 AM Australia’s peak science body has refused to issue details about its plans to conduct human trials of genetically modified wheat in the ACT.The territory is home to a 1ha crop of genetically modified wheat planted and maintained under […]

July 5th, 2011
Topic: GM & RADIATION, GRASSES LEGUMES, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, TREATMENTS Tags: , , , , ,

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: , , , , , ,

OZONE TREATMENT OF FRUIT VEG MAKES THEM LAST LONGER

Ozone reduces fungal spoilage of fruits and vegetables By Ben Coxworth 20:26 April 12, 2011 We’ve all done it – thrown out fruit or vegetables because they went rotten. Fungal contamination is the most common cause of spoilage of fresh produce, with an estimated 30 percent of harvested fruit and veggies falling victim to it. […]

April 14th, 2011
Topic: FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, TREATMENTS Tags: , , , , , ,

GET YOURSELF VACCINATED TO PROTECT YOUR PIGS FROM DISEASE

Vaccinate yourself and protect your pigs By Janet Berry, Principal Veterinary Officer Pigs are susceptible to H1N1 Influenza It is critical that all pig owners remain vigilant with onfarm biosecurity to protect their pigs against infectious diseases. Swine influenza has been detected in pig herds in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. It is likely […]

March 27th, 2011
Topic: ANIMALS & STOCK, IMMUNITY VACCINATION, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES, Pigs, TREATMENTS Tags: , , , , , ,

HORMONE TREATED BEEF TO BE BANNED BY COLES SUPERMARKETS

Hormones in beef off the menu Coles will ban beef pumped with growth hormones from New Year’s Day. Picture: Suzanna Clarke Source: The Advertiser COLES will ban beef pumped with growth hormones from January 1, in a shock to the meat industry. Farmers have used hormone growth promotants to speed up muscle growth in cattle […]

March 19th, 2011
Topic: ADDITIVES CHEMICALS FERTILIZERS, ANIMALS & STOCK, Cattle, FOOD DRINK, TREATMENTS Tags: , , , , , , , , ,