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Toward Sustainable Landscapes: Phosphorus Management to Protect Wetlands

Greening Australia
University of Western Australia

Wetlands

 

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  • The project looks to reduce phosphorus movement off farms into waterways. The project examines the seasonality of soil and ground water phosphorus dynamics and will determine if novel pasture plants can be used to limit this movement into waterways' soils for significantly extended time periods.

 

Biochar and Energy from Trees

Greening Australia
University of Adelaide
CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences

Biochar

 

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  • Developing bioenergy markets through exploring the integration of diverse native species plantations on farms. Trees are burnt in an oxygen depleted environment using thermal bioenergy technologies to produce energy outputs such as electricity and biofuels, as well as biochar – a type of charcoal which has the capability of sequestering carbon in soils for significantly extended time periods.

    Visit the Greening Australia webpage dedicated to this program:

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