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by Stringybark
Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: AVATAR
Replies: 6
Views: 3939

Wow Shirley!! Great recommendation! It reminded me of something an old bloke said to me once, working in the bush. "Shutup. Look. Listen.... No, LOOK! and LISTEN!" We should stop and just watch what is happening around us. It can be amazing what you are missing out on. Usually explains the bigger pi...
by Stringybark
Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Paddock Levelling
Replies: 5
Views: 4878

How has the terrain got anything to do with the internals of a baler. I would get a second or third opinion from some other hay contractors. Can you post some pics of the paddock in question. I've baled in paddocks that have been deep ripped with a Yeomans type implement. Although it is as rough as ...
by Stringybark
Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: All ideas for contour lines!
Replies: 43
Views: 22590

Alot of seeds tend to pass through most animals unprocessed. I guess it's a numbers game. Some seeds get chewed, others slip through. Get a handful of small seed (poppy seeds for instance) and eat them. You won't need to chew them all. In a sheep or cattle feedlot, where they may be on a high % whol...
by Stringybark
Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Golbourn VIC Channels - NSF effect?
Replies: 3
Views: 2708

Do you want to know about flood irrigation and how it works?
Or just what effect it has in the bigger picture, NSF wise?
by Stringybark
Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Eucalypts in north Viet Nam, please help
Replies: 14
Views: 7762

What diametre is the average sized plant at 6 metres from ground level, in the Eucalyptus urophylla plantation currently? What height is the plantation? Would the thinnings be of a millable size yet? Is there a sawmill in the region? Oil production from the heads perhaps? If that species yields enou...
by Stringybark
Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Links to NSF Australian Story footage?
Replies: 2
Views: 2477

The latest episode of ABCs Australian story on Peter Andrews "Right as rain" from 06-07-2009, can be viewed at the time of posting this message. This link will take you to the Australian story page, where you can stream part one of it (streaming means you can watch the footage but not save it to you...
by Stringybark
Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:58 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Is There Such a Thing as Agro-Imperialism?
Replies: 2
Views: 3746

I like your term Colin.

"Green the earth with NSF"
by Stringybark
Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Rock Fern
Replies: 3
Views: 3035

Hi Chris. ROCK FERN (Cheilanthes tenuifolia ssp. tenuifolia) http://www.northwestweeds.nsw.gov.au/rock_fern.htm Nasty for stock. Slash it? Rake or place the slashed mulch un the uphill side of the affected area. The residue will move downhill through the affected area and you should see a decrease i...
by Stringybark
Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: NSA Website - What would you like to see?
Replies: 12
Views: 7120

More technical information, regarding NSF layouts and construction. Examples of successful contours, leaky weirs, erosion control?
by Stringybark
Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Peter's experience - cropping/grazing?
Replies: 4
Views: 3291

I think Tarwyn Park is run as a commercial cattle operation now. What about all the other projects on other properties? I suspect they aren't all "horse people". What does it matter what animal eats the crop? The point as I see it of NSF is to hydrate the soil and grow plants. Whether they be fodder...
by Stringybark
Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Does Natural Sequence also equate to Natural Progression?
Replies: 8
Views: 6070

I have waited until the cape weed crop has most plants well into flowering. Slashed twice at this stage with excellent results. I have a really good strike of annual rye grass coming up through the capeweed. I wonder if the moisture content in the immature plant is the reason for the pulpy mush that...
by Stringybark
Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: Information for the Day
Topic: Wimmera river
Replies: 1
Views: 1998

Wimmera river

I was thinking as i read this article this morning, how long the river will flow for, as a result of the recent rainfall in its catchment. http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/09/28/2698037.htm?site=news How do we get the message out to the people of the Wimmera river, that it will only work as a...
by Stringybark
Sun Sep 06, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: yellow burr weed
Replies: 47
Views: 19836

See Duane, I'm useful if managed properly. Just don't let me get out of hand.
by Stringybark
Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: yellow burr weed
Replies: 47
Views: 19836

I was pretty sure that Saffron thistle (Carthamus lanatus) and Yellow burr weed (Amsinckia) are different plants.
Jenni has me thinking about broad hairy leaved plants, such as Pattersons curse, Lambs ear and Yellow burr weed and where I've seen them growing.
I think you might be onto something.
by Stringybark
Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Can small acre properties be profitable?
Replies: 44
Views: 23706

G'day Duane, My namesake is purely a source of income for me. Feel free to list it. What are your thoughts on selective felling of Stringybark trees(legalities aside) in thick private forest and replacing them with other non eucalypt species that would improve soil fertility and provide grazing opor...