Lawrence London wrote:
This seems to be a complete version of the original document translated into English
Winter wheat and its physiology according to the Fukuoka-Bonfils method.
How to grow winter wheat?
The Fukuoka-Bonfils method
Rick Freeman wrote:This link will let you download the article. downloadable fukuoka-bonfils winter wheat
Jack Shawburn wrote:Having an interest in developing a piece of land with a mix of grains, N fixers that currently is covered only in Heteropogon contortus grass.
I found this article that explains a bit more about the Bonfils technique.
I could not download The Wheatsmith.
I think I need to grow other hardy covers first to improve the soil structure.
Thinking of Radishes, Cowpeas and try to get Clover established before trying wheat or other cereals.
All of this on dryland, surface sown and covered with the straw from cutting the grass, no-till and 20" of rain pa"
David Miller wrote:It looks a lot like maris widgeon wheat.
atty McCoy wrote:
jackommm McCoy wrote:Thanks guys.
I checked Banatka wheat, and it used to be cultivated in Poland in the beginning of XX century, but now is out of market...still some hobbyists might grow it, but no trace of them yet.
Did you get any Banatka in this season? There seems to be plenty in genebanks http://genbank.vurv.cz/ewdb/asp/ewdb_d1.asp?START=21&fname=Banatka&d1=&d2=&d3=&t2=&avail_code= I don't know a way to extract from VIR in Russia but German, Dutch, French, Polish, Czech etc just find their website, fill in their order form and they will send you for free however many you order - only 10g each, but with so many examples of this line you will already have quite a lot in the first season.
I happened to come across yesterday mention of Hungarian Wheat "Banutka", being grown in Vermont USA with very favourable mention for baking http://www.localbanquet.com/issues/years/2010/spring10/heritage_wheat_sp10.html - there are accessions of this across Europe also, but do you think or know whether this would be same as "Banatka" - just a Hungarian version of "Banatka" name?
i just found his book, but its in french. doesnt have any particular name i think, just agricultural research. if somebody is interested and speaks french, i can send him....
marc bonfils had great website overclover.com where all this was well explained but its hacked by radical islamists....
My name is Jacek , and I live in Poland. Since 2 years me and my wife are starting a natural farm following teachings of Masanobu Fukuoka.
We would like to try Bonfils method for growing cereals.
I think I have read all the avaiable materials on the web on this (the main two are "The Harmonious Wheatsmith" and "Winter wheat and its phisiology according to Fukuoka- Bonfils method"). I have read also some reports from people trying this method out - usually unsuccessfully. So your wheat Zemljak made BIG impression on me. Congratulatuon !!!
Last year I managed to establish nice white clover carpet on 1/2 acre field . So this year I will start my trials with barley, oats, spelt, buckwheat, wheat, millet and maybe rye.
Zemljak could you please give us some details on your wheat.
What variety was it ?
Where and when and how (one seed or couple of them at spot) was it sown?
I don't see new wheat plants among the ripen ones, so are they there ,or it was just one year crop?
Did you follow the method exactly or did you make some modifications?
Any major problems?
As well wheater you would have any seeds left for sharing( I cant find any proper wheat variety yet, even 100 would do )