Re: Rice paddi and biodiversity

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Subject: Re: Rice paddi and biodiversity
From: David James <>
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 1999 07:01:52 +1000
At 08:48 5/01/99 +1000,  wrote:
>     There is an article in the December-October ECOS, pages 10-21 
>     published by the CSIRO, titled Reinventing Rice. It covers new strains 
>     of rice and urges Asian farmers to protect biological diversity by 
>     swapping chemicals for intergrated pest management.
>     Hope that this is of some little help
>     Alan Leishman

A fascinating book on natural farming of rice is Masinobu Fukuoka's (1960
something) "The one Straw Revolution" (it's out of print). It doesn't focus
on biodiversity but it certainly shows that chemical farming is less
sustainable and less productive. The techniques might be very applicable in

David James
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