Title: The principles of Natural Sequence Farming

 

Author: John Williams

 

Address: Natural Resources Commission, Level 10, 15 Castlereagh St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

 

Journal: Int. J. of Water, 2010 Vol.5, No.4, pp.396 - 400

 

Abstract: The paper outlines the four fundamental principles of Natural Sequence Farming (NSF). It explains historical changes in the Australian landscape affecting vegetation, drainage, and morphology, including the typical perched water flows. NSF management techniques are analysed as structural and non-structural and, in the opinion of the CSIRO Expert Panel, both produce manifold benefits in terms of erosive water velocities, aquifer recharge, soil structure, erosion, compaction, and pasture productivity, to name a few.

 

Keywords: NSF; natural sequence farming; soil function; flow regimes; groundwater recharge; erosion control; salinity control; pioneer plants; ecosystem health; agriculture; Australia; perched water flows; aquifer recharge.

 

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJW.2010.038731

 

Available online 24 Feb 2011

 

 

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