Recycled effluent irrigation in vineyards: an Australian case study. II. Management for sustainability
Maher, Peta, Hermon, Karen, Ierodiaconou, Daniel, Stagnitti, Frank, Allinson, Graeme, Armstrong, Roger, Leblanc, Marc, de Rooij, Gerrit, Hogervorst, Franck, and Bloem, Esther (2004) Recycled effluent irrigation in vineyards: an Australian case study. II. Management for sustainability. In: Pandalai, S.G., (ed.) Recent Research Developments in Crop Science. Research Signpost, Trivandrum, India, pp. 433-449.
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The grape industry is reliant on water, and the future of the Australian viticulture industry could be affected by the rising salinity of irrigation water. Areas irrigated with recycled waters are especially at risk. Management can often ameliorate the adverse affects of low quality water, however this may require land-use practices that reduce commercial return from farming activities. With land application of wastewater in agriculture becoming an increasingly popular practice, the scientific challenge for viticulture will be to identify appropriate management strategies for sustainability of soil resources, so that maximum returns are achieved without the operation being compromised.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter (Research - B1)|
|Date Deposited:||25 Aug 2009 05:06|