1386.0 - What's New in Regional Statistics, Jun 2009  
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ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY


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Land Management and Farming in Australia

Water Use on Australian Farms



LAND MANAGEMENT AND FARMING IN AUSTRALIA

The first edition of Land Management and Farming in Australia (cat. no. 4627.0) was released on 29 May 2009. This new publication presents information on a variety of management practices being adopted by Australian farmers including cropping and pasture management, soil management, fertiliser use and natural environment conservation protection. The publication also includes data on the types of adverse seasonal conditions experienced in 2007-08 and the farm management responses found to be effective in dealing with these conditions. Data are presented at the Australia and State level, as well as for each of the 56 Natural Resource Management regions across Australia.


WATER USE ON AUSTRALIAN FARMS

Released on 26 May 2009, Water Use on Australian Farms, 2007-08 (cat. no. 4618.0) presents a range of information relating to irrigation practices on Australian farms. This includes data on the type and area of crops irrigated and the volume of water applied. Data are available at the Australia, State and Natural Resource Management region levels as well as for the Murray Darling Basin. The publication will also include some previous estimates for 2002-03 to 2006-07.