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by Ian James
Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: How to include a photo with your text here.
Replies: 3
Views: 4228

Re: How to include a photo with your text here.

Just thought I would repost this topic to bring it to the top so that anyone who needs to post a pic can read it.
by Ian James
Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Exhaust emissions fertiliser
Replies: 48
Views: 39505

Re: Exhaust emissions fertiliser

Phew! I am bushed ....but so exhilarated too. The day was a great success. I was up early to shift a mob of hungry ewes and lambs. The mums all ran off to the fresh pasture leaving me to walk their bleating babies down the lane way. It took forever and I had to get home to prepare for my presentatio...
by Ian James
Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Exhaust emissions fertiliser
Replies: 48
Views: 39505

Re: Exhaust emissions fertiliser

Last week a photographer visited from the farm weekly magazine. He was interested in my home made mobile fertilizer factory. He asked me all sorts of questions and seemed very supportive of my theories and perspectives. Today this weeks edition came out and, how about that, we got a front page sprea...
by Ian James
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Exhaust emissions fertiliser
Replies: 48
Views: 39505

Re: Exhaust emissions fertiliser

Hi Duane, good to be back!!!! :D Thats $300 000 I didn't have. And I'll tell you what, I'll bet you I'm not Robinson Crusoe. Things have got pretty grim over here in the west and every dollar could be your last. This sort of thing could be what saves the farming communities that we know and holds ba...
by Ian James
Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:36 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: NSF and Stocking Rates
Replies: 6
Views: 5174

Re: NSF and Stocking Rates

Mike, I think you are performing a great service to everyone with your work of integrating all your gathered information into a paper incorporating NSF principals into the goal of increased stocking rates within the constraints of our Australian environment. I have been trying to get my head around ...
by Ian James
Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Exhaust emissions fertiliser
Replies: 48
Views: 39505

Exhaust emissions fertiliser

Hi to everyone, I have an interesting topic I would like to discuss. I farm near Cunderdin on 2500 Ha. Last year at the Carbon Farming Conference in Orange Jodi, my wife learnt about a new technology which utilises the polluting exhaust emissions from a tractor diesel engine and introduces the emiss...
by Ian James
Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:54 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: NSF is working in WA
Replies: 142
Views: 103602

Thanks for your posts, I heard recently on the radio that the financial services firm Goldman Sachs is to be sued for selling subprime mortgages to the market that were designed to fail because the firm was hedging the mortgages and was making billions of profit by betting on the failure of its own ...
by Ian James
Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: How can this site be a beacon for NSF?
Replies: 60
Views: 36516

Thanks for your support.

I will follow your advice Duane.

I'm not even sure my farm will remain viable untill the end of the year.

It's difficult to look ahead.

Cheers
by Ian James
Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:12 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: How can this site be a beacon for NSF?
Replies: 60
Views: 36516

One farmer has offered a large block of land for me to use as a demo for other farmers. I held a field day at this site and a large number of legit broad acre farmers came to see Peter and all made motions of support for the demo site. This offer is about to be withdrawn after 1 year of inaction. I ...
by Ian James
Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:45 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: How can this site be a beacon for NSF?
Replies: 60
Views: 36516

I just scanned through the latest posts in this thread after reading the first posts at length. I would like to add my thoughts here. I want to get out and teach NSF, I have formed a NSF association, I have as many as 200 farmers who have shown an interest. They want me to come to them and teach the...
by Ian James
Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:14 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: NSF is working in WA
Replies: 142
Views: 103602

The wrong direction.

I travelled through the West Oz Wheatbelt recently heading northeast towards the outback marginal cropping area north of Mukinbudin. Mostly healthy looking farmland interspersed with the usual sterile salty wetlands and paddocks with recently harvested stubbles, I noticed that the majority of land m...
by Ian James
Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: NSF is working in WA
Replies: 142
Views: 103602

You can get the information you need by contacting your local department of Agriculture and talking to them. Make sure you stress that you do not want to create a drain which is sometimes called a grade bank because it travels on a gradient up or down slope. You want to construct a contour bank whic...
by Ian James
Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Hello and starting help, and looking for other WA NSF people
Replies: 10
Views: 7859

Greg Hales lives in Brigetown and has talked about forming a Blackwood NSF association. You might be able to find him by talking to the shire council or looking in the phone book. Otherwise, Duane probably has his contact details. Duane is Peters personal assistant and can be found on easily on this...
by Ian James
Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Hello and starting help, and looking for other WA NSF people
Replies: 10
Views: 7859

Hi and welcome, We have formed an association which covers the entire Avon Catchment. If you are not situated in the Avon never mind, you are more than welcome to join us and share ideas. Right now is the very busy harvest period so response times can be slow but from January onwards a lot of activi...
by Ian James
Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:09 am
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: Can small acre properties be profitable?
Replies: 44
Views: 23818

What price sustainability?

The question "Can I afford to change my farming methods to incorporate NSF principals?" is one I hear often, it bounces around in my head like a persistent echo depending on which NSF project I am currently evaluating and I hear it often when I speak to farmers about methods they can consider employ...