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Agriculture and the Environment Imperative

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Edited By: Jim Pratley and Alistar Robertson

263 pages, B/w photos, tabs, figs

CSIRO

Paperback | Dec 1998 | #95331 | ISBN: 0643063773
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About this book

Offers a definitive and positive contribution to the significance, responsibilities and accountabilities of Australian agriculture and highlights the underpinning role of science in environmental issues.


Contents

Foreword. Professor John Stocker, Chief Scientist - 1. The Australian Ecostystem. Timothy Flannery - 2. Integrating Conservation and Agricultural Production: Fantasy or Imperative? David Goldney and Johannes Bauer - 3. Water - Quality and Quantity. Kathleen Bowner - 4. Salt-Affected Soils: Their Cause, Management and Cost. Philip Eberbach - 5. Soil Acidification - An Agricultural and Environmental Problem. Peter Cregan and Brendan Scott - Soil Structure Decline - Can the Trend be Reversed? Yin Chan and Jim Pratley - 7. Pesticides - Friends or Foe? Jim Pratley, Deirdre Lemerle, Lyn Fragar and John Kent - 8. Natural Resource Policy for Rural Australia. Allan Curtis and Michael Lockwood - 9. From Farm Management to Ecosystem Management. Alistar Robertson, Jim Pratley

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