I would like to think that debates at this weblog were won and lost on the quality of the information provided and the logic of the arguments presented, but so often information is judged on the perceived standing of the commentator based on the … [Read more...] about Something About Russell
Archives for August 2006
On Monday I posted a graph of rainfall history and suggested that it indicated south east Queensland was not experiencing the worst drought in 100 years - that the current dry spell is not unusual in the scheme of things. I was surprised how many … [Read more...] about What is Special About This Drought?
The most severe natural disaster in the history of South Australia will be commemorated this Sunday with the launch of the 1956 River Murray Flood 50th Anniversary Exhibition in Renmark. Read more here. … [Read more...] about Remembering When The Murray Flooded
Jennifer, Following are two disturbing reports on "peak oil" you may not have seen. They could have a big impact on intensive agriculture regarding costs. May be some opportunities for communities to grow and supply a lot more of their own produce, … [Read more...] about Peak Oil & Agriculture: Comments & Links
Thirty-three different species of weeds are now reported to have developed resistance to herbicides commonly used in Australian farming systems, says Dr Chris Preston, programme leader for the Weeds CRC. The worst offenders are annual ryegrass, wild … [Read more...] about Note On Herbicide Resistance: Chris Preston
Malcolm Turnbull, the Federal Parliamentary Secretary for water, recently announced a $13.4 million grant to revive the Macquarie Marshes and other important wetlands. But it is unclear how the money will be spent. Reference has been made to … [Read more...] about Much Money & More Models Won’t Necessarily Save The Macquarie Marshes