Publication Date

1-9-2004

Series Number

289

Abstract

Analysis of the risk of soil, land and water degradation within the Northern Agricultural Region of Western Australia. Natural resource issues discussed include: acid groundwater, acid sulfate soils, climate change, dryland salinity, flooding, herbicide resistance, non-wetting (water repellence), nutrient loss and eutrophication, remnant vegetation decline, soil acidity, soil fertility decline, soil structure decline, subsurface compaction, waterlogging, wind erosion and soil contamination.

Number of Pages

84

Keywords

Water repellent soils, Waterlogging, Eutrophication, Soil compaction, Western Australia, Northern agricultural region (WA), Natural resources, Soil contamination, Wind erosion, Soil degradation, Resource management, Impact, Risk assessment, Acid sulfate soils, Saline water, Soil fertility, Water erosion, Agricultural land, Flooding, Salinity, Herbicide resistance, Biosecurity, Soil structure, Climatic change, Remnant vegetation

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