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First Australian “Carbon Farm” Approved

Posted by Peter, on December 17, 2012

A project by SelectCarbon, in partnership with a landowner near Ravenshoe on the Atherton Tablelands, south-west of Cairns, has become the first of its kind to be approved for carbon farming by the Australian Government. The first plantings of about 20 hectares of native conifers for carbon credits should happen in about 12 months. Native […]  Continue reading »

Climate Change Threatening Wine Regions

Posted by Peter, on February 19, 2010

Brian Walsh, director of winemaking at Yalumba, has told business leaders in Adelaide that a rise in temperatures could prevent the growth of some cooler grape varieties, such as shiraz and riesling, for which South Australia’s Barossa Valley is famous. ”Basically, the Barossa will disappear,” he said. A similar observation has been made by viticulturist, […]  Continue reading »

Soil Improvement from Tractor Exhaust

Posted by Peter, on November 1, 2009

A Canadian farmer, Gary Lewis, has developed a system that pipes tractor exhaust emissions through a condenser and into the pneumatic system of air seeders, which then injects the carbon and nitrogen-rich emissions into the ground along with the seed. The exhaust gases stimulate microbial activity and root growth, allowing the plants to more efficiently […]  Continue reading »

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