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Alternative Landscape Futures

A model for minimizing the impacts of pesticides on the riverine environment

Alternative Landscape Futures (ALF) analysis is a long-term, large area, land and environment assessment approach for assisting communities and policy makers make decisions about planning the future of that area. It provides a spatially explicit, regional scale perspective on the combined effects of the multiple policies, plans, population and land use pressures affecting the availability of natural resources and ecosystem services for a geographic area. The (more)...

  • Publication
  • Report
  • 2009
  • Product code PN30069
  • National Program for Sustainable Irrigation
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Development of new biocontrol agents for Parkinsonia

Parkinsonia is a Weed of National Significance due to its impacts on the environment and agricultural production. Biological control of this weed is considered essential for its long term management. Classical biological control consists of introducing…

  • Publication
  • Final Report
  • 2009
  • Product code PN22405
  • National Program for Sustainable Irrigation
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Minimising the impact of pesticides on the riverine environment

key findings from research with the cotton industry - 1998 conference

  • Publication
  • Report
  • 1998
  • Product code PR980301
  • National Program for Sustainable Irrigation
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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the Australian Riverine Environment

There is growing community concern about the trace levels of certain organic chemicals in the environment, especially in wastewater or reclaimed water. Certain chemicals in the environment have been shown to interact with the endocrine system of organisms. These compounds are generally referred to as endocrine disrupting chemicals or EDCs. An EDC has been defined as “an exogenous substance or mixture that alters the function of the endocrine system and can (more)...

  • Publication
  • Report
  • 2007
  • Product code PR071403
  • National Program for Sustainable Irrigation
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NPIRD UPDATE- No.4 May 2002

Newsletter from the National Program for Irrigation Research and Development program.

  • Publication
  • Newsletter or Periodical
  • 2002
  • Product code PF020361
  • National Program for Sustainable Irrigation
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Open Hydroponics: Risks and Opportunities

Stage 1 Final Report

Open Hydroponics (OH) is an innovative horticultural management program with over 2700ha currently being adopted in Australia and presents an opportunity for more sustainable production (economic and environmental).
Conventional drip irrigation growers are also adopting selected Open Hydroponic principles, which use similar practices and carry the same possible benefits and environmental risks.

  • Publication
  • Report
  • 2005
  • Product code ER050975
  • National Program for Sustainable Irrigation
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Testimonials: James and Caroline Street - Blaxland

Blaxland’ has been managed by James and Caroline Street since 1985, and was purchased by James’ father in 1958. Their aim has been to develop the pastures and lift the productivity of ‘Blaxland to generate sufficient income for their family, repair envir

  • Publication
  • Case Study
  • 2006
  • Product code PB061357
  • National Program for Sustainable Irrigation
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Testimonials: Michele and Graeme Blackman - Pint Pot

Michele Blackman is a fourth-generation woolgrower, having grown up on ‘Brookside’, of which ‘Pint Pot’ was a part until 1990. Her husband, Graeme, grew up in Ballina on the NSW North Coast where he developed a life-long interest in conservation and envir

  • Publication
  • Case Study
  • 2006
  • Product code PB061358
  • National Program for Sustainable Irrigation
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Testimonials: The McKemey Family - Willow Park

John and Helen McKemey and their children, Daniel, Hannah and David, own ‘Willow Park’ and nearby ‘Karingal’ and run the two farms as a family partnership. John’s father purchased and developed ‘Willow Park’ in the 1940’s The McKemeys have progressively

  • Publication
  • Case Study
  • 2006
  • Product code PB061361
  • National Program for Sustainable Irrigation
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Testimonials: Richard and Mary Maclean - Woodville East

Richard and Mary Maclean purchased ‘Woodville East’ in 1987, although Richard has known the property since 1946. This Testimonial explains how Richard and Mary are able to successfully blend their production goals and lifestyle goals with their desire f

  • Publication
  • Case Study
  • 2006
  • Product code PB061364
  • National Program for Sustainable Irrigation
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