The Murray–Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) has recommended an amendment to the Murray–Darling Basin Plan that could see the water recovery target reduced in the north of the Basin.
A $422,890 multi-purpose, field-based laboratory will be built at the Lachlan Irrigation Research Station at Condobolin in central west New South Wales.
The 11,253-hectare south-west Queensland irrigation, cropping and grazing holding, Booligar, will go under the auctioneer’s hammer to end 153 years of Crothers family ownership.
Mt Schanck, a South Australian grazing and irrigation property with an estimated carrying capacity of 60,000 DSE, has been listed for sale in the open market for the first time ever, and is expected to attract a broad range of buyer interest.
A new version of the National Groundwater Information System (NGIS) database containing bore and bore log data for more than 870,000 bores across Australia is now available from the Bureau of Meteorology.
Plant-based sensors that measure the thickness and electrical capacitance of leaves show great promise for telling farmers when to activate their irrigation systems, preventing both water waste and parched plants, according to researchers in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences in the United States.
Forget the random audits – why not use satellites to monitor everywhere in the Murray-Darling Basin, all the time?
Previously unallocated water from the Gulf water catchment in north west Queensland is being made available to agriculture by the Queensland Government.
The Federal Government has announced the allocation of $40 million in funding for irrigation projects in Victoria under the government’s $500m National Water Infrastructure Development Fund.
The Senate has moved to establish an inquiry into the integrity of the water market in the Murray-Darling Basin, following revelations of improper conduct that aired on the ABC’s Four Corners program on July 24.