Category Archives: Shout

Twitter

The more I see about cover cropping being toyed with in Australia, especially via Twitter.com, the more I feel redundant, as if “my work here is done”.  And anything else I can add will verge on rambling, when there plenty … Continue reading

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David Cook, Nuffield Scholar

David Cook with wife Tracey, on right, with hosts Ulrich, Beate and Clemens Tink, on David’s Nuffield Scholarship European tour. I want to promote the blog of David Cook, of Shepparton, Vic, Australia.  http://davidcooknuffield2013.blogspot.com.au/  I’ve met David on a few … Continue reading

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Summer Cover crop in Texas

The Yanks are “miles” ahead of us in cover cropping experience, and their no-till magazines are often highlighting articles about success stories, (or example stories). ‘ “Hot, dry weather is exactly why you would want to plant a summer cover … Continue reading

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Controlled Traffic Farming

Controlled Traffic Farming, or CTF, workshop Pictured:  Downward view of RH side of a seeder box, rear axle extension out to approx. 3m wheel centers.  I understand the cost saving in choosing a small box with the pivoting center dolly … Continue reading

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David Brandt, Ohio. Covercropper, No Tiller, champion of soils.

Promoted by Gabe Brown on his ranch facebook page today is an article by  Tom Philpott in MotherJones.com .  (open that motherjones.com link for the full article).  To quote: “One government agency website called Brandt the “Obi-Wan Kenobi of soil.” “. Brandt … Continue reading

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GUAR in a Cover Crop Cocktail Mix

Cyamopsis tetragonoloba  AKA Cluster Bean Guar seems to be definitely worth trying as a cover crop.  The few past growers I can contact in Australia seem to think so.  For cover cropping or otherwise, it can grow good biomass, as … Continue reading

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Ethiopian Cabbage in a Cover Crop Cocktail Mix

ETHIOPIAN CABBAGE Brassica carinata, also sometimes referred to as B. abyssinica, Ethiopian mustard or rapeseed. The pic is from here, describing how the Ethiopian cabbage stays upright well after ripening, unlike the radish on the left which rots away quickly.  Mr … Continue reading

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