Charlie Massy – A new kind of agriculture

“You can only get healthy food off a healthy landscape” – Charlie Massy. Charles Massy, grazier and author, spoke this week in Bathurst about his new book Call of the Reed Warbler: A New Agriculture – A New Earth. Reflecting …

Drought and flooding rains

Walter Jehne, former CSIRO Climate Scientist and Microbiologist, founder of Healthy Soils Australia, has written a 3-part document on drought in Australia and in it he demonstrates many scientific facts about how we should be managing our soils. There are …

Our one and only Earth

‘There is no Planet B’ From the Climate Crisis to the Extinction Crisis What is happening and what must happen now-and fast Dr Johannes Bauer The Australian Institute of Ecological Agriculture Co-operative Ltd Climate Change and Biodiversity Program Having worked …

Editorial May 2019

“There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.” Quote from writer Paulo …

Agronomic Review: The latest

NARROW SPACING IN CHICKPEAS Queensland researchers report using narrow-row spacing to help fight annual ryegrass (ARG) in chickpea crops. A two-year Gatton trial compared results between rows spaced 25cm apart with those spaced 75cm apart. The scientists found narrow-row spacing …

Link between Glyphosate and Kidney Disease

And now to a story that is never far from the headlines. If is about an EPA – Registered herbicide that has been linked to kidney disease. This story demonstrates the extent that entities will go to protext their commercial …

Editorial March 2019

On the 21 March a meeting was held at Southern Cross University  (SCU) which will have a large bearing on the future direction of the regenerative agricultural movement. Over 20 leaders of agricultural organisations met to discuss the formation of …