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Pasture genebank established

Federal Department of Agriculture |2 December 2014 South Australia is set to secure Australia’s rich pastoral heritage and ensure future farming success as the host of the Australian Pastures Genebank. Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, said the genebank would be located at the Plant Research Centre at Waite Campus, and would preserve more than 70,000 [...]

December 3rd, 2014|Land management, Sustainability|Comments Off on Pasture genebank established

Carbon Mapping

ABC Rural March 26, 2014  Tasmanian Country Hour  Jane Ryan The carbon content of Australia’s soil has been mapped in incredible detail for the first time. Carbon levels have been estimated across every 90 by 90 metre square of the country using soil sampling data and modelling. Lead researcher on the CSIRO project, Dr Raphael Viscarra Rossel, says this is the first time Australia has ever had a national benchmark for carbon levels in the soil. “For the first time, we were able to test baseline levels for soil carbon across the country,” he said. “It gives us not only the total amount we have as a country as a whole, but also for each of our states and territories, for each land use type and for different vegetation classes.” […]

June 22nd, 2014|Land management|Comments Off on Carbon Mapping