- Organic Agriculture
Association Inc (OAA)
Based In Bairnsdale, VIC. Most of the books I re-read on farming have come from the OAA bookshop. Their newsletter Seedbed is also well worth the membership.
Christine Jones' has a wealth of knowledge of the Australian soil biota landscape.
Gwyn Jones is an Australian Brookside agronomist. He has a in depth and practical understanding of soil, plant and animal balance and health. Good website covering Albrecht, plant , animal and agricultural nutrition.
- Paul Newell.
Paul is promoting Landmanship, concentrating on the LORE of the land.
- Dr Stuart Hill.
As a social ecologist, Stuart has accumulated much of the wisdom we need and is kind enough to share it with us.
- Michael Wilson has taken the Australian science on willows in our landscape to a new level, (download 2009-MWilson_NSFv2-Willows_final.doc at www.nsfarming.com/Media) for Willows : Weeds of Retention makes a refreshing ecological read.
- Natural Sequence
Peter Andrews has far more than we may ever know to offer this country.
- Natural Regeneration Australia.
Wyndham based grassland ecologists Josh Dorrough's homepage. Josh is the brains behind Palarang's native grassland field days and a collector, grower and supplier of local native grass and forb seeds.
Useful BooksI suggest you contact the OAA bookshop (see above) if not available locally.
- Grass Productivity : Andre Voisin my grazing bible. "In discovering that time was the key in grazing management, Voisin contributed more to science than he relaised, for that discovery has helped us understand the causes of desertification - one of the greatest problems mankind now faces - and given us vital clues about how to combat it." Introduction in the Island Press edition by Allan Savory p xvi
- Health Sheep Naturally : Pat Coleby my sheep health guide
- Healthy Land for Healthy Cattle : Pat Coleby my cattle health guide.
- Hands on Agronomy : Neal Kinsey an introduction to Albrecht soil balance
- Back From The Brink : Peter Andrews "... a good pasture should contain eighty different plant species." p21
- The One Straw Revolution : Masanobu Fukuoka Īt [spreading un cut straw] is connected with everything, with fertility, with germination, with weeds, with keeping away sparrows, with water management ... the use of straw in farming is a crucial issue." p47
- Weeds and Why They Grow : Jay L. McCaman
- Weeds Guardians of the Soil : Joseph A. Cocannouer First published in 1950.
- Managing Native Pastures for Agriculture and Conservation NSW DPI + other contributors, edited by D. R. Henry
- The Albrecht Papers : William A Albrecht soil balance by the man himself, several volumes, not for the faint hearted.
- Priority One , together we can beat global warming : Allan Yeomans using the soil to fix the problem.
- Future Scenarios : David Holmgren some futures to consider?