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by ColinJEly
Wed May 27, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Grafton floodwaters would save Murray-Darling....
Replies: 1
Views: 1873

I take it this is similar in concept to the Bradfield Scheme, which was proposed over 80 years ago for North Queensland? So for a similar price to our useless 'North-South Pipeline' here in Victoria, we could build something of real value?

Here! here!

Colin J Ely
by ColinJEly
Mon May 18, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: THE IMMINENT COLLAPSE OF THE GREAT MURRAY DARLING!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5567

There was an item on the weekend about the rainwater from the recent rains in Queensland coming down the Channel Country and into Lake Eyre. Is some of this water also making its way down the Darling and thence into the Murray?
by ColinJEly
Mon May 11, 2009 8:12 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Weeds as friends
Replies: 16
Views: 13539

Shirley
As a sometime gardener I will put in my two bobs worth. It is no use removing a 'weed' from your flowerbed, unless you immeadiately replace it with a 'worthwhile' plant. Otherwise it, or another 'weed', will just grow and replace it!

Cheers

Col.
by ColinJEly
Thu May 07, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Native Forests
Replies: 1
Views: 1601

Native Forests

During Peter's visit to Arthur's Creek there was some spirited debate from some members of the audience about revegatating with 'Native' plants. Some years ago there was a bit of a to do when the government was going to log the 'Pristine Untouched' forests of the Black Spur. I was talking at the tim...
by ColinJEly
Mon May 04, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Arthur's Creek
Replies: 1
Views: 1455

Arthur's Creek

On Sunday May 3rd Peter Andrews visited Arthur's Creek where he gave a talk entitled 'Fireproofing and Repairing the Australian Landscape'. Peter drew a crowd of about 200 mostly local people with some travelling up from Melbourne, filling the modest Arthur's Creek Mechanics Hall to capacity. Peter ...
by ColinJEly
Sun May 03, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Congratulations to Peter Andrews for having written BFTB
Replies: 3
Views: 2161

James I am sure we all appreciate your kind words about Peter, but get your head out of the sand. There is no Anthropogenic Global Warming! by all means we should all be farming, and gardening. responsibly and sustainably. As Peter has said in his books, the only three things farmers get for nothing...
by ColinJEly
Tue Apr 21, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Deforestation drys continents - new theory explains how
Replies: 5
Views: 3365

So, especially in these times of unfortunate increasing unemployment, why don't our beloved government instead of paying our young out of work members of society to sit at home and play playstation, send them out to plant more vegetation?!
by ColinJEly
Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Closing Down
Replies: 0
Views: 2456

Closing Down

Did we see the item on Landline on the weekend about the selling of the majority of the land at an Agricultural High School near Camden? The Poor Farmers sold down the river again!?
by ColinJEly
Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: HAPPY EASTER
Replies: 1
Views: 1439

Here here!
As my Irish ancestors would say:-

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine sweetly opon your face
May the rain fall softly on your fields
And till next we meet,
may god hold you in the palms of His hands
by ColinJEly
Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: ITS ALMOST TIME TO SWITCH OUT THE LIGHTS !
Replies: 14
Views: 6433

Sceptic We and our children will find out what the real 'truth is out there!' we only have a finite amount of money, people and time. So lets just pray that our elected representatives (god help us!) make the right decisions about what is a real problem and what is scaremongering! Ask the Brits this...
by ColinJEly
Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: ITS ALMOST TIME TO SWITCH OUT THE LIGHTS !
Replies: 14
Views: 6433

BTW his opinion is that there is some Anthropogenic Global Warming but that is not the sole cause, there are natural causes as well which we can not do anything about. Instead of flying all our flunkies, and our flunkies flunkies around the world to places like Kyoto, Bali and Copenhagen, we would b...
by ColinJEly
Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: ITS ALMOST TIME TO SWITCH OUT THE LIGHTS !
Replies: 14
Views: 6433

Duane As Bjorn says in his book, there are problems out there, but we have to deal with them in order of priority. Don't have the book in front of me so you will forgive me if I try and quote from memory. Greenpiece, WWF and Worldwatch say that we are doomed because we are losing 25% of our species ...
by ColinJEly
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Propagating weeping willows
Replies: 1
Views: 1809

Ian As a non-farmer, instead of Salix babylonica, what about Salix alba var caerulia? Will they grow in similar conditions? Are they as easy to propagate? I know from first hand experience how easy Salix babylonica is. One fell over in my backyard years ago. Cut it up for firewood and the bits start...
by ColinJEly
Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: ITS ALMOST TIME TO SWITCH OUT THE LIGHTS !
Replies: 14
Views: 6433

All very doom & gloom! :-( But where are the statistics to back up the assertions? I am just reading 'The Sceptical Environmentalist' by Bjorn Lomborg, a Danish statastician. He is a member of greenpeace who thought that all the sceptics where wrong, until he checked out the statistics. The message ...
by ColinJEly
Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Questions about the book, 'Back from the Brink'
Topic: Salt
Replies: 5
Views: 5226

Plants are great water pumps through transpiration. So if we planted some salt tolerant plants like saltbush Atriplex nummularia , then using the short water cycle you would have a beneficial plant that tolerates saline water, and also would be pumping out fresh water which would collect later as ra...