Thursday, February 5, 2009

Quantifying salinity risk from modern agriculture in brigalow landscapes

Source: RIRDC
"The release of the Queensland DNRM Salinity Hazard map for southern Queensland in 2002 created significant concerns at the political, community and local farm levels. Questions were raised on the likelihood of secondary salinity outbreaks locally and downstream, and how current or future land management strategies may impact on the realisation of the salinity risk for the region. This study seeks to address some of these questions by developing information aimed at improving our understanding of environmental management in areas of soil salinity, deep drainage and salt movement in brigalow (Acacia harpophylla) landscapes. It will be of interest to farmers, land managers, policy makers and researchers working in brigalow (Acacia harpophylla) landscapes of Queensland and Northern NSW."