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by jenni
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: Questions about the NEW book 'Beyond the Brink'.
Topic: friend or foe
Replies: 8
Views: 5288

thanks for replying novaris. i agree that this plant has the virtue of surviving in low p soils, and therefore has the potential to be a great resource. i geuss i am more specifically asking what its potentiel effect on soil acidity levels may be.in the chapter on acid soils peter says that 'weeds' ...
by jenni
Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: Questions about the NEW book 'Beyond the Brink'.
Topic: friend or foe
Replies: 8
Views: 5288

friend or foe

i read a short article in the land this week about a discovery of a gene in an old variety of chilean wheat which enables the plant to create an acid which makes otherwise locked up phosphorous available to it.they say that creating new varieties with this gene will mean that fertilizer applications...
by jenni
Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Water shedding soil
Replies: 12
Views: 4417

hi ian would you mind sharing your new cropping program i'm very interested. Cheers
by jenni
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:29 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Can small acre properties be profitable?
Replies: 44
Views: 13618

oh dear we don't seem to be overly positive about the profitability of small farming or farming in general do we?the lifestyle it seems has it's failings too.i don't have the wealth of experience that some of the others on the forum do but for what its worth in my first year my brother and i, with f...
by jenni
Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Pasture Renovation
Replies: 4
Views: 3744

hi there just wanted to add that if you've got a covering of summer grasses no matter what condition they are in identify them and let them seed-they probably already have anyway.i personally think that any grass that is gowing now and has even survived this wretched summer has earned the right to s...
by jenni
Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: anyone out there from holbrook
Replies: 1
Views: 1246

anyone out there from holbrook

just wondering if there is anyone from the holbrook area practicing nsf i'd really like to get in touch
by jenni
Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Bio Char
Replies: 12
Views: 3712

hi there i read a small article in the stock and land about biochar recently.i am not claiming to be well read on the topic.it just doesn't sound right to me. One idea apparently is to burn up an area of forest to manufacture bio char and then turn it in and plant another forest?!?!does this sound c...
by jenni
Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: are clovers and lucerne weeds?
Replies: 6
Views: 2581

hi there thanks for your replys.just wanted to run an idea past the forum any comments greatly appreciated. we have a paddock on a creek flat( not on the creek itself) that has been a very good cropping paddock in that after several years of chemical treatment practically nothing grows. the weed bur...
by jenni
Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Can small acre properties be profitable?
Replies: 44
Views: 13618

hi there we farm 350 acres and have done for last 4 years. i'm not quite sure what point i'm making here but anyway-we started with no money and still have no money. we have had 3 yrs of well below average rainfall. we have not managed our grazing well and have tried to traditionally grow crops on s...
by jenni
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: are clovers and lucerne weeds?
Replies: 6
Views: 2581

hi thanks for your speedy replys and your welcome.i'm really excited about joining this forum.i think i readily understand the concept of the importance of green surface area no matter what that plant maybe. it is my understanding at this point please let me know if i am or are not correct- that the...
by jenni
Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: are clovers and lucerne weeds?
Replies: 6
Views: 2581

are clovers and lucerne weeds?

hi there this is my first post. I have just read the two books. Wow. I feel so happy like i've just been let in on a huge secret. I am currently experiencing a new sense of joy when i think of the work i have in front of me repairing our farm. This is replacing feelings of dread and anxiety about pr...