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by matto
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: Trees are killing our Koalas
Replies: 13
Views: 8332

Re: Trees are killing our Koalas

This is an interesting development to the thread. Thanks for the persistence and clarifications. Its hard for me to imagine how Australia out west, but Im sure there would have been many pockets of diverse environments. Here in the photos, I can see that the trees hampered the development of grasses...
by matto
Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: NSF is working in WA
Replies: 142
Views: 62259

Re: NSF is working in WA

Our farmers have to be the bravest people!

All the best, Ian.
by matto
Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Recommissioning Nature’s flood fertigation infrastructure
Replies: 0
Views: 15771

Recommissioning Nature’s flood fertigation infrastructure

Great posts at http://earthintegral.com/2012/11/02/recommissioning-natures-flood-fertigation-infrastructure/ by Cam Wilson. Cam is a great student of Peter Andrews and in my mind is one Peter's best interpreters, as far as he can take the complex issue of landscape function and make it easily digest...
by matto
Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Carbon Debate
Topic: Carbon via .....
Replies: 1
Views: 2101

Re: Carbon via .....

Biochar does indeed have the viability to store carbon for a long time, but there are some impediments to its large scale applicability. One problem is the research. CSIRO's own research team have been doing trials of applying inert, inactivated biochar 2 tonnes to the hectare. The resulting nitroge...
by matto
Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: NSF is working in WA
Replies: 142
Views: 62259

Re: NSF is working in WA

G'day Kilbilla Farm, Ian's work is a fantastic example of the Australian spirit of farming isn't it. There is something in the earth here that creates invetion. Maybe its necessity thats the mother of all inventions. The James' property suffered a very unfortunate case of GM contamination this year,...
by matto
Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Eucalypts.
Replies: 3
Views: 2427

Re: Eucalypts.

G'day, Yes you will need to do a bit of chainsaw intervention to knock back succession and try and give other plants a chance. Its a really good opportunity for silviculture too, leaving your best trees free to grow on and gain diameter for later harvest and will not doubt create pockets for diversi...
by matto
Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Feedback & PHOTOS by participants at 1st training program
Replies: 3
Views: 2808

Re: Feedback & PHOTOS by participants at 1st training progra

Looks like this was built with a bucket or something similar. I saw one of these ditches, I think thats the right terminology, on a farm Peter had designed and made with a grader. She said he took two runs to create the channel then a backcut underneath the mound similar to what he talks about in hi...
by matto
Mon May 21, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: Trees are killing our Koalas
Replies: 13
Views: 8332

Re: Trees are killing our Koalas

Are you saying all Harry did was chop down trees along the river bank and voila....?

A different, and I think an ecologically sound appraisal can be found on the thread viewtopic.php?f=12&t=863&p=3695&hilit=flood#p3695
by matto
Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Burning: Resources lost
Replies: 2
Views: 2173

Re: Burning: Resources lost

G'day Heidi, The lantana you are burning is creating excellent soil properties on land that has been damaged by one means or another. Unfortunately both burning and chemicals will degenerate the work being done to the soil community and will only leave bare pateches to be invaded by other percieved ...
by matto
Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Allelopathy
Replies: 4
Views: 2546

Re: Allelopathy

Thats a good point you have made, Stringybark. It might not be as ideal as something else but it would work over time. Im just going to load it up with nitrogen fixing plants at the start and see how it goes. Ive just found out that natural farmer Mansanobu Fukuoka used something similar to reintrod...
by matto
Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Allelopathy
Replies: 4
Views: 2546

Allelopathy

G'day, I understand that allelopathy is a way for a certain plant to compete with the surrounding ecosystem, to give it an advantage in the area. I am wondering if it known whether it is a chemical reaction that happens in live trees, or whether it continues when the plant is decomposing. What I am ...
by matto
Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Save Tarwyn Park from mining in the Bylong Valley
Topic: The Gas Rush- Four Corners
Replies: 4
Views: 3817

Re: The Gas Rush- Four Corners

Totally agree Shirley. We have to raise the transparency of the issue and its procedures. We cant let what happened in America happen here. To: All Council General Managers and Planning Directors in NSW From: NSW Department of Planning Date: 23 February 2010 The NSW Government is inviting feedback f...
by matto
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Save Tarwyn Park from mining in the Bylong Valley
Topic: The Gas Rush- Four Corners
Replies: 4
Views: 3817

The Gas Rush- Four Corners

Coal Seam Gas Drilling was on the ABC last night. http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/special_eds/20110221/gas/default.htm http://suggest.getup.org.au/forums/60819-campaign-ideas/suggestions/1067867-stop-coal-seam-gas-in-farm-land-until-all-environm?ref=title is a way to help fund an awareness program if...
by matto
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Enemy invaders or rare new species?
Replies: 0
Views: 2474

Enemy invaders or rare new species?

INTRODUCED plant species are becoming stronger, more versatile invaders by rapidly evolving to suit Australia's harsh climate, research has found. Sydney scientists studied more than 20 introduced species and found that 70 per cent had changed significantly in less than 100 years. The silver lining ...
by matto
Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: NSF Introductory Course Launched
Replies: 7
Views: 3208

Re: NSF Introductory Course Launched

I look forward to it Duane, 8 days seems more extensive rather than 1 day. And on the ground learning would be very beneficial.

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