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Turning Salt And Water Into Wine

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November 7, 2000
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Adelaide University
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Adelaide University scientists have developed an innovative technique of Partial Rootzone Drying, which fools agricultural crops into maintaining full food production with half the irrigation. Already established in arid Australia, the technique is being trialled worldwide where water scarcity and growing salinity are problems for agriculture.

Dryland salinity and declining river systems. Together they paint a bleak picture for Australia’s agriculture. The federal government’s recent initiative will look for ways to tackle both, but some players are already well ahead of the game.


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