Monthly Archives: April 2012

Conservation Farming Principles

I found this line on the Sweet As! blogsite, by Qld Nuffield Scholar and sugarcane grower Bryan Granshaw “it has taken us 10 years to get to the point where we can implement all four priciples of conservation farming, which are, … Continue reading

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AZUKI BEANS in a Cover Crop Cocktail Mix

AZUKI BEANS Although I haven’t trialled them yet, I must have come across a report (presently unciteable) which mentioned azuki beans, also known as adzuki beans, as a cover crop option in tropical areas. According to the Wikipedia azuki bean entry,  they seem … Continue reading

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AMARANTH in a Cover Crop Cocktail Mix

Amaranth A is for Amaranth.  As the Sage of Omaha said, (to paraphrase), “With all those stock names to study, start with A.” Amaranthus has over 70 species in the genus, according to Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaranth I have seen amaranth listed … Continue reading

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Wind Erosion and the Role of Cover Cropping

Good Friday 2012. We may not have had darkness for 3 hours today, but the dust storms from local wind erosion went some way to blacking out the sun. These pics speak for themselves, and go some way to answering … Continue reading

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My Secret Identity

For now, I’m going to stay anonymous to the world.  Let’s see how long that lasts…

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