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The Use of Irrigation in the Murray-Darling Basin

Year

2009

Producer

Classroom Video

Country of Origin

Australia

Duration

00:19:00

Product Code

CLV09004000

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Is irrigation in the Murray-Darling Basin sustainable? While irrigation produces 36% of the agricultural profits from Australia's food bowl, it does not come without a cost to the environment. Salinity and degradation of the Murray-Darling Basin can have disastrous consequences for the future of this very precious resource. This Australian-made, curriculum fit program examines the development of irrigation and irrigation methods to give students an understanding of the use of water in the Murray-Darling Basin for the production of fruit, pastures, rice and cotton. The CEO of the Murray-Darling Basin Commission and farmers who produce crops using irrigation add expert insight and a personal perspective to the issue. Possible future developments for this vital river system are also outlined. Chapters: 1. Introduction 2. Horticulture 3. Viticulture 4. Salinty 5. Rice and Cotton 6. Looking for the Future

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Production Year
2009

Duration
00:19:00

Producer
Classroom Video

Country Of Origin
Australia

Level
Senior Secondary

Product Code
CLV09004000