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by ColinJEly
Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Bushfires in Victoria: Natural sequence hydrology approach
Replies: 40
Views: 16059

An interesting argument. Like Peter, it is saying that our 'native' forests shouldn't be a monoculture of eucalypts. Some other thought provoking viewpoints as well. What do our bush members think of this article? http://jennifermarohasy.com/blog/2009/07/defining-the-greens-part-16-and-bushfires/#co...
by ColinJEly
Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: Follow up to Peter's July 6 and 13th ABC Australian Story
Topic: Right as Rain: Part 2
Replies: 23
Views: 29815

Swampy As an ex-employee of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment in Victoria, I can't speak for other states, but here in Victoria, you would be hard pressed to find any area of forest that has not been logged at least once during the term of white settlement. I also have anecdotal ev...
by ColinJEly
Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: Making Water
Replies: 1
Views: 2585

Making Water

Here is an interesting idea http://www.maxwaterdesal.com/index.htm
by ColinJEly
Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Follow up to Peter's July 6 and 13th ABC Australian Story
Topic: Open Letter to the Newspapers
Replies: 12
Views: 8044

Our esteemed Prime Minister, the Honourable Kevin Rudd MP, has just started a blog http://www.pm.gov.au/PM_Connect/PMs_Blog . Another chance for us to let our position be known. Don't let the 'Northcote Naturalists' determine government policy, the people who live and work in rural areas know what i...
by ColinJEly
Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:56 am
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: End of the drought???
Replies: 22
Views: 13479

What does Haydon Walker (son of Lennox and grandson of Inigo Jones) predict? Like Dr Ian Plimer, he believes that the sun plays a large role in our climate.
by ColinJEly
Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Follow up to Peter's July 6 and 13th ABC Australian Story
Topic: Open Letter to the Newspapers
Replies: 12
Views: 8044

Duane
Here! here!
Colin J Ely
by ColinJEly
Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Questions about the NEW book 'Beyond the Brink'.
Topic: Fertility Transfer
Replies: 7
Views: 5675

There was an article on the Melbourne TV recently about our sewage farms. The newest one at Carrum (SEPP) is selling the biosolids. The older one at Werribee cant sell theirs because in times past they were lax in what they could take and the biosolids have too much heavy metals. So what they are go...
by ColinJEly
Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Questions about the NEW book 'Beyond the Brink'.
Topic: Fertility Transfer
Replies: 7
Views: 5675

On page 6 of the current issue of 'Small Farms' magazine, there is a story about a farmer using 'humanure' (bio-solids) to fertilize his farm. Evidently he gets the raw product for free from the sewage works at Newcastle.
by ColinJEly
Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: NSF is working in WA
Replies: 142
Views: 82255

Hello Ian You have hit the nail right on the head. Farming is a business, farmers need to put bread on the table. Farmers have limited time and money to work with. For those without prior understanding, or even those who do, but have there backs to the wall, it would appear easy to spread a couple o...
by ColinJEly
Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:24 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Caltrop - Cathead -Bindii
Replies: 18
Views: 14450

Hello Shirley, O you have hurt me to the quick! >Department of Primary Industries-Frankston I worked there for four years(in Administration) when it was called the Keith Turnbull Research Institute, DPI-Frankston? Keith Turnbull would turn in his grave! BTW I heard from the minister that it is going...
by ColinJEly
Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: what should I do first?
Replies: 16
Views: 5969

Ashlee I am not a farmer myself, but have one piece of advice I wish to pass on to you. I spent a couple of years mowing lawns, and lawn mowing contractors are ALWAYS looking for somewhere to dispose of their clippings for free! If you are very close to geelong you may be able to arrange with someon...
by ColinJEly
Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Questions about the book, 'Back from the Brink'
Topic: Salix babylonica
Replies: 0
Views: 4013

Salix babylonica

Where Peter talks about using willows for riparian revegatation, would I be correct in assuming he was using Salix babylonica Weeping Willow?
by ColinJEly
Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Australian Story....Dr Maarten Stapper
Replies: 5
Views: 2972

I missed the first part of the program on Monday night(although I am just about to watche the replay this morning), but i thoroughly enjoyed what I saw. Sad to see the CSIRO's viewpoint although the trouble at the moment is that a lot of research is funded from outside sources. When I was employed b...
by ColinJEly
Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Heaven and Earth
Replies: 3
Views: 1995

Duane,
If 1% of what has been spent by Penny and Kevin on the CPRS/ETS had been invested in Natural Sequence Farming, where would the movement be now? ;-)
Col.
by ColinJEly
Mon Jun 01, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Heaven and Earth
Replies: 3
Views: 1995

Heaven and Earth

Hello All. I am 3/4 of the way through reading 'Heaven and Earth' by Dr. Ian Plimer, a noted Australian geologist. If ever there was a book to totally demolish the crackpot idea of 'Anthropogenic Global Warming, this is it. If Dr. Plimer and Peter can both learn valuable insights into the natural wo...