Save the Land

Agricultural practices are a key variable in whether we see an Australian dust bowl this year, according to a story this morning in The Age:

Better farming practices and widespread de-stocking are likely to save Australia’s parched agricultural land from turning into a dust bowl, research suggests.

But the drought – shaping as one of the worst on record – still could result in large amounts of soil being swept off the continent and major population centres hit by rolling dust storms.