Assessing soil properties of rehabilitated grazing pastures for sustainable and economically viable beef cattle operations: progress report

Bennett, J. McL. and Melland, A. R. and Eberhard, J. E. (2014) Assessing soil properties of rehabilitated grazing pastures for sustainable and economically viable beef cattle operations: progress report. Project Report. University of Southern Queensland , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]

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Abstract

Acland Pastoral Company (APC), as a subsidiary of New Hope Group, are undertaking progressive rehabilitation of open cut coal mining to return to grazing pasture. As such, APC seek commercially relevant research outcomes to enable them to quantify the performance of the rehabilitation program in terms of productivity and sustainability.
This report provides a progress summary of the NCEA portion of work aiming to assess the soil chemical properties, associated with fertility and structural integrity, and basic soil water properties of rehabilitated land and compare these to unmined land in order to provide independent and unbiased feedback through Outcross to APC on the potential success, or otherwise, of mine-site rehabilitation.


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Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source. NCEA Publication 1004XXX/14/1.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2015 04:17
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2017 23:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: coal mine; mine site rehabilitation; Acland New Hope mine
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050207 Environmental Rehabilitation (excl. Bioremediation)
05 Environmental Sciences > 0503 Soil Sciences > 050302 Land Capability and Soil Degradation
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070101 Agricultural Land Management
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9612 Rehabilitation of Degraded Environments > 961205 Rehabilitation of Degraded Mining Environments
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26655

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