Emissions of the potent greenhouse gas nitrous oxide from rivers and streams have increased since the 1900s, largely thanks to the use of nitrogen fertilisers in agriculture, according to Australian and international research.
An international team of scientists involving The University of Western Australia’s School of Molecular Sciences, the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology and Lund University has made the surprising discovery that a plant’s reaction to rain is close to one of panic.
Unlocking the potential of agricultural innovations, be it simple solutions or satellite-based technologies, will help prevent a drought from turning into famine and forced displacement and to reverse desertification, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said.
Murray-Darling communities in the Southern Basin will be able to hold onto another 605 gigalitres thanks to 17 projects that make better use of the environmental water we already have.
Trials have been planted as part of a new research project to improve the productivity and profitability of soils with sodicity and transient salinity in low rainfall areas of the eastern grainbelt in Western Australia.
More than 100 industry professionals and researchers attended a biosolids field day hosted by South East Water on May 14 2019 at Longwarry Water Recycling Plant.