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Understanding the economics of grazing management practices and systems for improving water quality run-off from grazing lands in the Burdekin and Fitzroy Catchments

Moravak, Timothy and Schrobback, Peggy and East, Miriam and Star, Megan and Rust, Steven (2017) Understanding the economics of grazing management practices and systems for improving water quality run-off from grazing lands in the Burdekin and Fitzroy Catchments. Technical Report. State of Queensland.

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Abstract

The declining health of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is predominantly attributed to run-off from agricultural land use in the catchments adjacent to the reef. The Scientific Consensus Statement 2013 conducted an assessment of the relative risk of current land management practices and identified grazing in the Burdekin and Fitzroy catchments as the highest priority for sediment reduction to be achieved through soil erosion management. The grazing industry in the Burdekin and Fitzroy catchments is the largest agricultural industry located in the catchments of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) lagoon, however, historical business performance in the industry is poor. Therefore, there is a need for improved practices which improve the profitability as well as provide water quality outcomes.

Item Type:Monograph (Technical Report)
Business groups:Animal Science
Additional Information:The Queensland Government supports and encourages the dissemination and exchange of its information. The copyright in this publication is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence.
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Special aspects of agriculture as a whole > Sustainable agriculture
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agriculture and the environment
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Improvement, reclamation, fertilisation, irrigation etc., of lands (Melioration)
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Conservation of natural resources
Animal culture > Cattle
Animal culture > Rangelands. Range management. Grazing
Deposited On:26 Sep 2017 23:22
Last Modified:26 Sep 2017 23:34

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