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by jenni
Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: yellow burr weed
Replies: 47
Views: 9717

i tested the ph today and found a fairly significant difference. Where the amsinckia was growing the ph was 5.5-6 and lower down the hill with predominantly clover and rye grass the ph was 5-5.5
by jenni
Mon Sep 07, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: yellow burr weed
Replies: 47
Views: 9717

aha thankyou! The area it has overtaken is just below the break of slope at the top of our arable country.it got washed out by heavy rain in january so was bare at the autumn break.it is flowering and we have just slashed it. Underneath it is a very good strike of clover and some baby microleana.it ...
by jenni
Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:37 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: yellow burr weed
Replies: 47
Views: 9717

hi there. Its not saffron thistle. It is a hairy broad leaf with a yellow flower. Boragineae. Same as patto.thats why i was wondering
by jenni
Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:02 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: yellow burr weed
Replies: 47
Views: 9717

yellow burr weed

hi was just wondering if anbody could tell me if"yellow burr weed" or amsinckia has the same ph raising virtues as pattersons curse.it is in the same family.i hope so because we've got acres of it!!
by jenni
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Can small acre properties be profitable?
Replies: 44
Views: 13635

hey stringybark where are you situated? We are 60km south of wagga near cookadinia
by jenni
Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Holstic Management;Cell Grazing;Rotational Grazing
Replies: 12
Views: 15239

i have been told that both sheep and cattle are able to do quite well grazed in this manner- it is a case of gut bacterias changing to digest the older plants- which apparently they do.
by jenni
Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Bushfires in Victoria: Natural sequence hydrology approach
Replies: 40
Views: 13074

hey colin,we've actally already done that.sort of.its an area about 50m by 25m.it is at the top of a laneway that leads up to our hills and has a water trough. its history is chequered.we decided last year, after our second attempt at sowing a mixed perremial pasture failed, to have a go at just loc...
by jenni
Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Caltrop - Cathead -Bindii
Replies: 18
Views: 10870

just reading thru this blog again i remembered that we have several large pieces of used silage wrap with which we covered infested areas- sheep yards and smaller break outs. I know black plastic has its disadvantages but it doesn't take many hot summer days to kill the plants and sterilize the seeds
by jenni
Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: Should Natural Sequence Farming become a part of the next election debate
Topic: Pressures to overproduce
Replies: 9
Views: 4848

I'm so grateful that we have discovered nsf as well as holistic management.we tried advanced sowing/no kill cropping this year and are really pleased with the results.we feel like we are now insulated somewhat from the pressures sheila spoke of, whereas before they weighed quite heavy. Cheers nsf.
by jenni
Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Should Natural Sequence Farming become a part of the next election debate
Topic: Pressures to overproduce
Replies: 9
Views: 4848

again in the land today, a farmer reported that he has rejected advice to up his stocking numbers and turn off more store lambs.he cited the desire for animal and farm health as the reason why. i am stunned that our ag consultancy firms are advising the sacrifice of animal and soil health as a viabl...
by jenni
Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Should Natural Sequence Farming become a part of the next election debate
Topic: Pressures to overproduce
Replies: 9
Views: 4848

and we are supposed to be feeding the planet. Here here sheila. My husband and i have been told we are wasting our country.we have ceased chemical and inorganic fertiliser use and made some big management changes.we are letting weeds grow and mulching them.an article in the land recently reported th...
by jenni
Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Caltrop - Cathead -Bindii
Replies: 18
Views: 10870

I have quite recently been shown a large sheep yard on a property i was working on. according to the owner it had been completely overridden by catheads. It was so bad they simply couldn't use it. I was pretty surprised to hear that because what i was looking at was the young stud rams grazing on a ...
by jenni
Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Questions about the NEW book 'Beyond the Brink'.
Topic: friend or foe
Replies: 8
Views: 5290

ha ha no worries novaris!! to answer your question abpot the cause of our acid soils. i don't know. our area has been farmed for over 100 yrs so it must have something to do with it.is there a difference? do you need to approach the soil correction any differently?wheat is not deep rooted like comfr...
by jenni
Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Questions about the NEW book 'Beyond the Brink'.
Topic: friend or foe
Replies: 8
Views: 5290

thanks duane. Um hate to be a pain but my original question remains.could anyone offer any insight. I have no doubt that peter is correct i'm very convinced of his teaching i'm just looking for a greater understanding.
by jenni
Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Massive pool of Untapped Labour
Replies: 3
Views: 1636

wwoofers. Willing workers on organic farms. Google it. A very well established organisation. You don't have to be organic to join