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by Weedo
Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Bloody dock...
Replies: 42
Views: 37880

Re: Bloody dock...

Hi I know this is an old post but I am a newby and was browsing the site. The question of docks is a common one here as well; usually treated as a useless weed. There are a number or Rumex species grouped as "dock" and each has its niche - from dryer sandy ground to swamps and bogs. First point; foo...
by Weedo
Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Language etc.
Replies: 8
Views: 4575

Language etc.

Hi Just a question or two - Do members prefer to see metric or imperial measurements used? I am comfortable with both but usually use metric. Is it OK if I use scientific names as well as common names for "wild" species please. Common names are extremely variable from area to area. In Australia, a n...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the other side
Replies: 7
Views: 3777

Re: Hello from the other side

Hi I think I should put our 900 acres into scale - this size property in our location generally will provide enough income to be cost neutral (or perhaps a little profit) unless we increase production intensity. Increasing intensity means buying more water for irrigation (yes, we do actually have to...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the other side
Replies: 7
Views: 3777

Re: Hello from the other side

Hi Ina When I say "other side" I mean that I am (perhaps) approaching the whole sustainability / self sufficiency thing from the direction of a person charged with regulating some of what other member want to do as well as being a commercial farmer. I see a lot of scope in mixing modern science with...
by Weedo
Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello from the other side
Replies: 7
Views: 3777

Hello from the other side

Hi My name is Syd.(short for Sydney) an I am not your usual member. I work for the NSW Government in Invasive Species, primarily weeds - I have been doing this for nearly 40 years across most of Australia. Many of the species discussed on this (and other forums) are actually weeds in Australia (plea...