Securing a sustainable phosphorus future for Australia

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dc.contributor.author Cordell, DJ
dc.contributor.author White, S
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-07T06:19:53Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Farm Policy Journal, 2010, August Quarter, 7 (3), pp. 1 - 18
dc.identifier.issn 1449-2210
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/13224
dc.description.abstract Australia has developed its agricultural export industry on the foundation of importing phosphorus: from Nauru. and more recently through substituting domestic production [or at least half of all demand for fertiliser. Decreasing ore grades for phosphate rock increasing concerns about the negative impact of run-off from soils, and the likelihood of future price increases all mean that a rethink is needed of the future of phosphorus in Australia, and globally. The current path for phosphorus lise in the world and in Australia is not sustainable. due to the significant levels of inefficiency, to the certainty of peak phosphorus in the coming decades and the vulnerability to potentially volatile markets. Moving towards a sustainable phosphorus future can be achieved by reducing our dependence on imported and domestic rock, by diversifying phosphorus sources through investing in renewable phosphorus fertilisers, increasing the efficiency of use throughout the system (not just in agriculture) and maximising recovery and reuse of phosphorus.
dc.publisher Australian Farm Institute
dc.title Securing a sustainable phosphorus future for Australia
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Farm Policy Journal
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.volume 7
dc.journal.number 3 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 18 en_US
dc.cauo.name DVCRch.Institute for Sustainable Futures en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
dc.personcode 970772
dc.personcode 000915
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Agriculture, Land and Farm Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition August Quarter en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords NA en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Research)
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Research)/Institute For Sustainable Futures
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Sustainable Futures
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)


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