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by jenni
Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: How landscapes function: Ancient Wisdom
Replies: 4
Views: 2341

at the risk of exposing my very basic understanding, here goes... he describes a "top down" nutrient cycle. shows the connection between all landscapes. that weeds are at the degraded end of the cycle. this outcome comes out of not only disconnections in the landscape cycle but also an 'end of the l...
by jenni
Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:16 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: yellow burr weed
Replies: 47
Views: 9700

I am seeing lots of moths the same or similar. I think it may be the one. Interesting that the article said we need to re establish all the host plants EXCEPT caltrop- or what appears to be in my case anyway the most significant host plant.
by jenni
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: yellow burr weed
Replies: 47
Views: 9700

well that was a first thankyou shirley for the instructions.so we have a small whitish critter with a black head.i got this one out of a seed the plant turns white (3rd pic) in death
by jenni
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: yellow burr weed
Replies: 47
Views: 9700

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by jenni
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: yellow burr weed
Replies: 47
Views: 9700

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by jenni
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: yellow burr weed
Replies: 47
Views: 9700

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hope this worked if so i'll put up another one my photos aren't great
by jenni
Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: yellow burr weed
Replies: 47
Views: 9700

thought it might be interesting to note that the cathead explosion i was having anxiety attacks about has been thoroughly doused by some lovely caterpillar.the catheads have been wiped out.the caterpillars have eaten the seeds and nested in the leaves and have touched nothing else in a very mixed pa...
by jenni
Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: yellow burr weed
Replies: 47
Views: 9700

It is interesting Duane there was also a carpet of 'mustard weed' in between the amsinckia and marshmallow. The area is a quarter of the paddock and really needs fencing off. The sheep always graze this bit first. There is also a fair bit of clover amongst the weeds
by jenni
Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: yellow burr weed
Replies: 47
Views: 9700

I forgot to say that there us also heaps of heliotrope. Sounds productive doesn't it
by jenni
Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: yellow burr weed
Replies: 47
Views: 9700

Well now the area previously covered in amsinckia is covered in marshmallow. I am thinking that instead of slashing this year I'm going to let it grow out instead. I think the slope is too fragile and the slashed organic matter will just run off and the sandy soil with it. That said I think that The...
by jenni
Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: yellow burr weed
Replies: 47
Views: 9700

I had my catchment management person out this week to inspect the tree lines and to my surprise she said not to touch the catheads!! So I'm not going to have to use any chemical after all. The sheep outdid themselves in cleaning up the catheads around the hill and after our recent 150 mm of rain(!!!...
by jenni
Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: How can this site be a beacon for NSF?
Replies: 60
Views: 21083

Can somebody tell me what this supposed secrecy is all about. What secrecy?
by jenni
Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: yellow burr weed
Replies: 47
Views: 9700

Thanks for yr input Shirley I really appreciate it. I have done some similar things with branches also and I don't disturb the Bathurst burrs and thistles in the gully above the dam. Great duck haven. Mum n dads house at the bottom of the slope, has great big elm trees and is surrounded by photinia ...
by jenni
Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: yellow burr weed
Replies: 47
Views: 9700

So today we have put a mob of sheep up on the hill and fed out silage and spread out grain over as much an area of catheads as we could. Hopefully some grain might germinate as well as being eaten. We decided to get the sheep in now while the fruit is still soft. We'll keep doing this for a couple o...
by jenni
Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: How can this site be a beacon for NSF?
Replies: 60
Views: 21083

While it is entirely noble to act without renumeration if you couldn't make money out of NSF noone would do it. Shouldn't we farmers be allowed to make money as well as care for our land. I'm sorry but the idea of the noble peasant is a bit on the nose to me.the best way for NSF to shift from 'alter...