Regen Ag book recommendation please

le bon paysan

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Livestock Farmer
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Limousin, France

Bogweevil

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The Book of Husbandry, by Anthony Fitzherbert 1534, ye olde dude was way ahead of his time. https://www.gutenberg.org/files/57457/57457-h/57457-h.htm

There be plowes of dyuers makynges in dyuers countreys, and in lyke wyse there be plowes of yren of dyuers facyons. And that is bycause there be many maner of groundes and soyles. Some whyte cley, some 4redde cley, some grauell or chylturne, some sande, some meane erthe, some medled with marle, and in many places heeth-grounde, and one ploughe wyll not serue in all places. Wherfore it is necessarye, to haue dyuers maners of plowes. In Somerset - let's just say he had a low opinion of Soms.
 

Sid

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Livestock Farmer
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South Molton

Understand the dynamics behind the soil, reason why certain weed species thrive and life cycles.
Work with nature rather than against it.
Rest all falls into place.
 

Adeptandy

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Arable Farmer
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PE15
Gabe Brown, Dirt to Soil is a good place to start. Very readable and personal. Obviously very Americacentric, so there’s a need to understand that he’s operating in a different climate but it’s a great introduction.
Really inspirational book but left me feeling I was missing a big piece of the jigsaw without stock, which then made me question if I should be doing it.
 
The Book of Husbandry, by Anthony Fitzherbert 1534, ye olde dude was way ahead of his time. https://www.gutenberg.org/files/57457/57457-h/57457-h.htm

There be plowes of dyuers makynges in dyuers countreys, and in lyke wyse there be plowes of yren of dyuers facyons. And that is bycause there be many maner of groundes and soyles. Some whyte cley, some 4redde cley, some grauell or chylturne, some sande, some meane erthe, some medled with marle, and in many places heeth-grounde, and one ploughe wyll not serue in all places. Wherfore it is necessarye, to haue dyuers maners of plowes. In Somerset - let's just say he had a low opinion of Soms.

Does he advocate disc or tine for direct drilling?
 

Kiwi Pete

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Livestock Farmer
Depends what you see as your way forward?

Honestly, so much of the "RA movement" is still just a way of producing commodities cheaper, where you could (as an example) get more bang out of putting 1% of what you sell out the gate as bagels or beer and produce it however you like

raise the fraction to 10% and you could stop farming and be a baker

thus ir it depends if you're looking for better ways to do the wrong thing, as to which book

the book that gave me the most was probably The Cashflow Quadrant because I had financial freedom that allowed me to experiment alot, because we thwn have authentic learning (science) as opposed to regular learning (repeat after me) and it takes you places
 

Wolds Beef

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Do you get direct driller magazine? I am NOT a direct drill man YET. But some fabulous articles in it and one by our dear leader @Clive !! You could get it and pass it round!
WB
 
This thread has made me read Gabe Brown's, Dirt to Soil yet again. A book that I am beginning to think is up there with AG Street's "Farmers Glory". The latter isn't about regenerative agriculture but well worth a read nevertheless.
 

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