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Christopher Johns

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Future Directions International
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16 Mar 2017

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There exists a strong and growing body of scientific research evidence that supports the belief that to achieve the targets set by the Paris climate change conference, greenhouse gas must be actively removed from the atmosphere and stored. Carbon capture and...

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16 Aug 2016

In the introductory abstract to ‘Vision Infinity for Food Security,’ (Sharma and Wightman 2015), co-author Dr Shashi Sharma draws our attention to the 1798 prediction by Thomas Malthus that human kind’s ability to feed itself was limited by population size. Malthus foresaw a time when human...

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31 May 2016

The importance of appropriate plant nutrient management in agricultural soil cannot be overstated. If agricultural and pastoral activity is to be maximised in a sustainable fashion, it is imperative that plants are supplied by proper nutrition. The available quantity of many of these essential...

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19 Apr 2016

This resource discusses soil microbiology, soil microbiological ecosystems and research into the analysis and maintenance of healthy soils and soil biological fertility, with Bioscience Managing Director, Dr Peter Keating.

The terms microorganisms or microbes refer to the vast range of...

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25 Feb 2016

This interview discusses important land care practices to ensure pastoral sustainability in the Kimberley region.

The Kimberley is the most northerly of the nine regions of Western Australia. It is bordered by the Indian Ocean, the Timor Sea, the Great Sandy and Tanami Deserts and the...

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09 Feb 2016

Australia's groundwater is a nationally significant resource which demands careful, long-term planning and management, informed by a sound understanding of the characteristics of each aquifer.

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The Australian National Centre for Groundwater Research and...

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17 Sep 2015

Plant growth, vigour and yield are dependent upon the availability of a number of essential element nutrients. Detailed lists of these elements vary slightly but most sources identify three essential, non-mineral elements: carbon, oxygen and hydrogen; six major or macronutrients: nitrogen,...

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03 Jul 2015

A better understanding of soil microbiology is essential if agricultural production is to meet the needs of a growing world population.

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Soil fertility comprises three interrelated components: physical fertility, chemical fertility and biological fertility...

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30 Apr 2015

Several degraded soil conditions are currently causing environmental and economic concern in Australia, including acidification, erosion, salinity, depletion, structural decline and compaction.

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A detailed knowledge of the state of Australian soils is...

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12 Mar 2015

Provides a description of how carbon, water, nutrients, organic matter and microbes interact to underpin the health of soils.

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This paper seeks to provide a short and simple description of how carbon, water, nutrients, organic matter and microbes...

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