Episode 316. Fukuoka Musings

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 28th of November 2022.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

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Fukuoka

The search for a Fukuoka friendly rotation suitable for a cool temperate climate with a bit of climate change variation thrown in continues. On top of this search is the refinement for minimal processing of any seeds. Spelt grew well, as do oats but both require hull removal. On a small scale that can be problematic. Apart from the need for some sort of mechanical process, energy is also required. Continue reading →

Episode 315. A Catch Up

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 21st of November 2022.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

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Errors Were Made

Apparently the last episodes failed to load through the interwebs, as I discovered this morning when I sat down to prepare today’s script. An error in the RSS feed, I think. So I’m combining the last few episodes into one, just for this episode. On top of that, COVID is bouncing around the community again, naturally the cruise ships are arriving again, mandates are gone and I’m RAT testing daily because of where I work. Five cases in our tiny part of the organisation in the last week and Mrs ChangeUnderground is three days into her third infection. Happy times indeed.  Continue reading →

Episode 314. Svalbard Drowning?

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 24th of October 2022.

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Svalbard

Unfortunately the depressing news from last week continues. Back in episode 65, the ancient pre-covid days, I covered the Seedbank at Svalbard. There was an issue with rain in winter leading to flooding of the entrance foyer of the seedbank. All good at the time, the vaults themselves were sealed from the foyer and no damage occurred. But, and this is a big but, signs were evident. Continue reading →

Episode 313. More rain and a Good Sign

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 17th of October 2022.

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During the last fortnight we had two major rain events. The first one brought 83 mm and the second 189mm both over the weekends. There’s another one due next weekend. Life under La Nina can be very predictable, up to a point. We know more than the usual rainfall fall is to be expected, especially if you throw in the Indian Ocean dipole being positive, it’ll be wet.  Continue reading →

Episode 312. Springtime!

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 3rd of October 2022.

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Varroa update: 70% of hives in the exclusion zone have been euthanized. No new detections. Almost a textbook response to a biosecurity threat.

Spring

As we enter Spring in the southern hemisphere in general and in Tasmania in particular, things are ramping up on the ground.  Continue reading →

Episode 311. Doable Decarbonisation

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 26th of September 2022.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

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Some good news!

The western world is about net zero by 2050. The question is how? A recent podcast from the ABC: Who’s Gonna Save Us which has run the gamut from legal actions against oil producers to household level changes focused thier last episode (Link in the show notes.) on the latter. Continue reading →

Episode 310. Avian Flu and Food Security

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 19th of September 2022.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

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Varroa update:

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Sunday 18th of September

There was 1 new detection of Varroa mite today, within the existing red eradication zone in the Newcastle area – that brings total infected premises across NSW to 100.

A beekeeper called in the result after completing surveillance at home – thank you for letting us know. Continue reading →

Episode 309. Climate Change Crops

 

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 12th of September 2022.

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No new varroa detections in the current outbreak in NSW. Corners may have been turned. Vigilance is key.

Indonesia hopes to have its FMD outbreak under control  by year’s end. Woohoo. Good news is welcome.

From the Guardian, 20 August 2022, by Cecilia Nowell a piece entitled: Diet for a hotter climate: five plants that could help feed the world Continue reading →

Episode 308. Droughts, Hydro Power and Food 

This is The ChangeUnderground for the 5th of September 2022.

I’m your host, Jon Moore

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First off, a big thank you to jeaylove for buying me a coffee through the Buy Me A Coffee link on the website and in the show notes. It is most gratefully received and was happily consumed. 

Now to matters. 

Varroa Mite Update 4 September 2022

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Varroa mite emergency response daily update

No new detections

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So that’s a thing going well. Continue reading →