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by duane
Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Weeds as friends
Replies: 16
Views: 11324

I am going to post something that was sent to me from Professor Haikai Tane regarding the role of plants restoring degraded landscapes and the role of biodiversity in pristine environments. We have in this country removed nearly 2/3 of the original forest cover that was here when europeans arrived. ...
by duane
Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Steep creek banks
Replies: 12
Views: 6758

Ruth,

It's very difficult to answer you accurately, sight unseen.
Where are you located?
Would you be able to get to a NSF field day?
My advice is to do nothing yet until Peter or someone experienced could come on site.
by duane
Mon May 21, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: Should Natural Sequence Farming become a part of the next election debate
Topic: Should NSF become a part of the next election debate?
Replies: 4
Views: 5060

Hi Angela,

Now is the time for action. It's the females in life who are the real achievers and get things done.

I would really love to see them become a real force as change agents in our society.

The time for talking is over....we ALL need to act NOW.
by duane
Mon May 21, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Plan to Action- Mobilise the Women of Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 5933

You will be pleased to hear that Peter is addressing the Victorian CWA Conference on wednesday 23rd May in Shepparton , Victoria. There will be 1000 delegates present and the topic is 'Conserve Water Always'.

I hope Peter makes the same impassioned plea to the women present.
by duane
Fri May 18, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: Questions about the book, 'Back from the Brink'
Topic: Aeration of Soil
Replies: 5
Views: 6640

Peter's basically follows the no till philosphy.

If you had a hard pan or wanted to plough Peter suggested you use a single tyne rather than a wider 8,10 or bigger tynes and simply limit the extent to which you rip in case of unseasonally high rainfall event.
by duane
Tue May 15, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Plan to Action- Mobilise the Women of Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 5933

Plan to Action- Mobilise the Women of Australia

The situation in our landscape is verging on 'catastrophic' says new NSW Minister Phil Koperberg. Every four days a farmer is committing suicide. Every day the prolonged drought is sending some farmers to the wall. And yet do we all fiddle while the country burns. Yes, it seems so. But there is a so...
by duane
Mon May 07, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: back on track
Replies: 1
Views: 2820

Farming is about producing a product from the sun and air that a farmer can sell. The thistles have the capacity to double their weight every 10 days ie they can increase their weight from 1kg to 2kg to 4kg to 8kg to 16kg in 40 days. This means they are sequesting carbon and pulling up minerals from...
by duane
Mon May 07, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: 'Controlling' Weeds
Replies: 54
Views: 36959

Hi Victoria, I spoke later with Peter Andrews and he said that the fireweed is more likely to be indicative of the end of a prolonged period of degradation and the fireweed plant is trying to rebuild an exhausted soil. The solution that I gave earlier was too simplistic. Peter suggested that you nee...
by duane
Mon May 07, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: 'Controlling' Weeds
Replies: 54
Views: 36959

Peter believes that if you are able to slash the fireweed and put it at the top of the hydrology, above the infestation, then allow water/rain to pulse thru the fireweed mulch,it will rot down and the resultant waste will travel down tothe remaining inground fireweed,killing it, because it will not ...
by duane
Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: Would you like to visit one of Peter's projects?
Topic: Visit Peter's projects
Replies: 7
Views: 8814

Would you like to visit one of Peter's sites?

People interested in seeing first hand a demonstration of Peter Andrews Natural Sequence Farming can go to Natural Sequence Farming Demonstration Field Day Mulloon Creek Mulloon Creek is a 5700 acre certified 'A' Grade Biodynamic Farm. Owned and operated by Tony Coote, the farm has received an Austr...
by duane
Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: Questions about the book, 'Back from the Brink'
Topic: Burning vegetation to lessen fire risk
Replies: 15
Views: 11577

How do we lessen the risk of bush fires without burning?

Before the arrival of our indigenous people some 40-60,000 years ago the natural fire regime in the Australian landscape was 1 in every 300 years. From around 40000 years ago the fire cycles became more evident and frequent, occuring every 3-4 years. This is evidenced from core drilling of the Great...
by duane
Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: Should Natural Sequence Farming become a part of the next election debate
Topic: Should NSF become a part of the next election debate?
Replies: 4
Views: 5060

Should NSF become a part of the next election debate?

Everyone is now aware of the scientific and anecdotal evidence for climate change and global warning. Here in Australia, we are witnessing the drying up of the great Murray Darling Basin system, which up to this time has supplied nearly 70% of our food and fibre. The Prime Minister's announcement th...
by duane
Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: 'Controlling' Weeds
Replies: 54
Views: 36959

Weeds

Mondo 45,
You may wish to go the the following to see a paper published in the USA called Biodiversity of Forage Click on www.nsfarming.com/references.htm
to view the article
by duane
Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: 'Controlling' Weeds
Replies: 54
Views: 36959

Dear Mondo 45, I would like to know what Landcare group you belong to. If you want you can contact me via email at duane@nsfarming.com The subject of weeds in the landscape is a very controversial one. With climate change now accepted the very things that can help restore the CO2 balance are being e...

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