In 1962, I reported … "The Truth about Di rect-Seeding Rice and Barley Cultivation", published...
- Fukuoka Masanobu [1975 Dec orig. Japanese]
(1985 Oct, 1987 Feb rev. ed.: English translation)
The Natural Way Of Farming – The Theory and Practice of Green Philosophy
translator Frederic P. Metreaud.
Early Attempts at Direct-Seeding, No-Tillage Rice/Barley Succession [page 171]
Direct Seeding of Rice between Barley [page 171]
Direct-Seeding Rice / Barley Succession [page 172]
Direct-Seeding, No-Tillage Rice/Barley Succession: [page 173]
In 1962, I reported these experiences of mine in an article entitled "The Truth about Direct-Seeding Rice and Barley Cultivation," published in a leading farming and gardening journal in Japan. This was regarded as a highly singular contribution, but apparently acted as a strong stimulus on those interested in the direct seeding of rice. One high-ranking official in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry at the time was delighted, calling it "research in a class by itself ... a guiding light for Japanese rice cultivation ten years hence."
Natural Rice and Barley/Wheat Cropping [page 174]
i have the actual reference citations, which are also found, with quotations of the papers' body texts, in his Japanese 自然農法 [Nature Farming] book (2004 3rd. edition and earlier editions). Again email me if you want this.
On 18/08/2012, at 7:34 PM, Jason Stewart wrote:
> * 米麦連続不耕起直播 rice-barley continuous succession no till direct seeding method, for one example of late Fukuoka Masanobu's methods amongst his many ways -- he wrote this word 不耕起 no till in Japanese at least as early as 1950 if not earlier, and his 4 or more agriculture scientific papers published in journals in 1962 onwards.
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