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Good books on pasture improvement? 
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Hi Guys,
I was wondering if anyone knows any good books on pasture improvement particularly in shale based soils.
Lots of our land is fairly acidic so i'm looking to balance the PH and improve both the types of grasses as well as the fertility of soil, happy to take a long term approach just looking for some reading :)

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Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:36 am
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Post Re: Good books on pasture improvement?
Sounds like you dont have enough to do Cai ;)

a couple I know here in Goulb not long ago did a short course on pasture improvement in the area - I think it was run by the DPI Ill chase them up and see if they have any in formation.

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Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:00 pm
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That would be brilliant thanks....haha always more to do these days sadly!

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Post Re: Good books on pasture improvement?
Cai,

I assume you've looked through these?

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/p ... management

Cheers,
Alan

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Post Re: Good books on pasture improvement?
Cai, Goto:- North East Ecological Farmers > Better farming Soil Forum & Book Launch ... I was there in May '13 and it was a brilliant day!
I believe they would have much of the info you are after.


Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:02 am
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Cai, The main takeaway from the NEEF day was that improvement of pasture STARTS with the soil and its Biology
Since you are after some good reading here are some reccomendations from my soil man:-
Hi Roger, a good place to start is Hugh Lovels "a biodynamic farm" or Chris Birds "secrets of the soil" or for a more basic place to start Gary Zimmers "the biological farmer". The quantum ag website has great articles by Hugh and a great place for Cai to start with soil treatments is rock dust 1to 2 tonne to acre but has to have high paramagnetics like cosgrove. Regards, Clint.
We have spread the Cosgrove rock dust on 2 paddocks at Orana Park. (about 35 ac).
Cheers Roger


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Would love to find a local source for rock dust- anyone know in the Yass/ Canberra/ GOULBURN area?

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Carole in the book I am Currently reading "Stone Age Farming" by Alanna Moore (2001), says that Basalt is the Highest Paramagnetic source and Mentions the Quarry at Jugiong.


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