Category Archives: Publications & DVD

Outback Story: Restoring the Balance

“The shift to agro-ecological farming is fundamental to the health and wellbeing of the people of our planet,” says former CSIRO scientist and now regenerative consultant Dr Maarten Stapper. “Using regenerative agriculture we can feed nine billion people with half the fertilisers … Continue reading

Arena: From Green Revolution to Agroecology

This article by Maarten was published in Arena No.122: 33-36. Summary points The critical renewable resources of soil and water are being used up, with costs being borne by farmers. The soils of one-quarter of the world’s arable land are … Continue reading

Healthy food from vibrant communities in healthy biodiverse landscapes

Paper presented by Maarten at the XIX International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology in Canberra, Australia, February 4-8, 2013. Summary Producer awareness and consumer demand are leading to farming systems using less synthetic fertilizers and chemicals. Such systems … Continue reading

Order DVD: Step Into Biological Farming

Special ‘Farming Secrets’ DVD pack for BioLogic AgFood: – Step Into Biological Farming – New Thinking & Management for Healthy Soils with Biology & Carbon + Healthy Food for Healthy People! Box contains 6 DVD’s of the following talks by Dr … Continue reading

Complex Systems Science in food production

In: CSIRO Sustainability Network Update – No.15: p.10-13, June 2002,     ed. Elizabeth Heij  http://www.bml.csiro.au/susnetnl/netwl11E.pdf The following essay on the future of agricultural research is provided by CSIRO's Dr Maarten Stapper.  Maarten's training in Holland gave him an early understanding of … Continue reading

Crop monitoring and Zadoks growth stages

Introduction Crop monitoring is the skill to link strategic and tactical management decisions to plant development and crop growth. Strategic management relates to decisions before sowing and lessons to be learned within season for future seasons, such as variety choice, … Continue reading

Soil Fertility Management , Towards Sustainable Farming Systems & Landscapes

Quantifying production in dryland and irrigation wheat paddocks in southeastern Australia made him aware that most problems start with the soil, and thus solutions should commence there. Maarten is passionate about discovering and using the power of nature in food … Continue reading

Irrigated Wheat Management

Summary The report discusses the important findings and conclusions of the GRDC Irrigated Wheat Evaluation Project, conducted from 2001 to 2005. It highlights a range of factors that could contribute to building a crop structure (ie canopy management) necessary for … Continue reading