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The 10 things our ecologists look at when conducting field visits on farms 21 May 2020 As the world reels under corona virus and the resulting economic meltdown, another crisis - far more serious - appears to be building: the…
Meet Katharine Brown 20 May 2020 Katherine Brown recently joined the Soils For Life project team, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and curiosity about soils. We asked her…
Is a ‘food crisis’ the next big hit for humanity? 24 Apr 2020 As the world reels under corona virus and the resulting economic meltdown, another crisis - far more serious - appears to be building: the…
HOW IS AN ECOLOGICAL REPORT PRODUCED FOR A SOILS FOR LIFE CASE STUDY? 12 Dec 2019 An ecological report is produced for each case study in the Soils for Life program. To produce an ecological report the Soils for Life…
CAN YOU BE A SOIL SCIENTIST AND A REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURALIST? “CLASH OF CULTURES” DISCUSSION 05 Nov 2019 In the October edition of Down To Earth, we published, "A clash of cultures: why are soil scientists given a bad rap by some…
BIRDS, BIODIVERSITY AND AGRICULTURAL LAND 03 Nov 2019 Biodiversity is a term used to refer to the amount of living organisms found in any given area. Higher numbers of living organisms (types…
A STARTING POINT TO BECOMING REGENERATIVE 27 Sep 2019 In recent months regenerative agriculture has come into the public focus, the Prime Minister appointed a National Soils Advocate and and leading media organisations…
INTERVIEW WITH MAJOR GENERAL MICHAEL JEFFERY: THE NATIONAL SOILS ADVOCATE 11 Sep 2019 A Future Directions International interview by Geoffrey Craggs, Research Analyst, Northern Australia and Regional Development The National Soils Advocate: "As the Soils Advocate, I…
SOIL, PRODUCTION AND ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS OF TREES ON FARMS 04 Sep 2019 A number of recently published Soils For Life case studies demonstrate that revegetation activities have on-farm production and environmental benefits, ranging from animal productivity…
EVERY DROP IS PRECIOUS 06 Oct 2015 Michael Jeffrey is a senior Australian Army officer and former Governor-General of Australia. A world water crisis for drinking and agricultural purposes is the…
AUSTRALIA CANNOT REMAIN SECURE IN A FOOD AND WATER INSECURE WORLD 29 Aug 2015 The great crises of this century are predicted to involve water, soil and food. While financial failures and political and religious disputes claim the…
TO SAVE THE PLANET, WE MUST SAVE THE SOIL 30 Jul 2015 I have been appointed by the Federal Government as Australia’s first Advocate for Soil Health. As the Advocate, I raise public awareness of the…
PETER ANDREWS’ MANAGEMENT OF VEGETATION & SOIL HYDROLOGY 08 May 2014 Peter Andrews took over management of Tarwyn Park when it was severely degraded and salinised. He spent many years researching and applying innovative ways…
HOLISTIC MANAGEMENT & THE REGENERATION OF NORTHERN AUSTRALIA 11 Dec 2013 This interview is in response to the concept paper: Regenerate Australia: Our Greatest Challenge and Opportunity. It seeks to ascertain from a current NT…