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Healthy Soils for Healthy Vines: Soil Management for Productive VineyardsArtist/Author: White, Robert, Mark Krstic
Healthy Soils for Healthy Vines provides a clear understanding of vineyard soils and how to manage and improve soil health for best vineyard performance. It covers the inherent and dynamic properties of soil health, how to choose which soil properties to monitor, how to monitor soil and vine performance, and how vineyard management practices affect soil health, fruit composition and wine sensory characters. It also covers the basic tenets of sustainable winegrowing and their significance for business resilience in the face of a changing climate.
This book will be of practical value to anyone growing grapevines, managing a vineyard or making wine, from the small individual grower to the large wine company employee. It will be of special interest to winegrowers employing organic, natural or biodynamic methods of production, where the primary focus is on the biological health of the soil.
Australian Native Grasses: Key Species and Their Uses (Fourth Edition)Artist/Author: Chivers, I H and K A Raulings
This book will assist in identifying and understanding how some commonly found Australian native grasses can be grown and used.
There are distribution maps, plant descriptions and photographs of plants, seed heads and seeds, as well as photographs and descriptions of grass seedlings in the two or three leaf stages.
Various grasses can be used for native lawns, re-vegetation, pasture and other horticultural uses. The book includes information regarding the optimum growing conditions for each species.
Rainforests of Australia’s East CoastArtist/Author: Krisch, Peter
Rainforests of Australia’s East Coast is aimed primarily at the reader group of more than 500,000 active bushwalkers in Australia. A large percentage of bushwalkers visit all subforms of rainforests on a regular basis and identification of plant species is a common subject. The book is written in a comprehensible, engaging style and employs descriptive illustrations and photos to raise the interest into the great diversity, primeval origins and uniqueness of Australian rainforests.
The many beautiful images are taken from the author’s own collection which has been built up over many decades. Photos of widely distributed rainforest species including mosses, ferns, mushrooms and lichens together with informative texts enable the reader to identify species commonly encountered. Easy to use identification keys to the major plant groups and fungi are provided.
The book demonstrates that rainforests are self-sustaining ecosystems that rely on a myriad of associations to reproduce and survive. It will be a valuable information source for bushwalkers, for anyone with an interest in Australia’s native flora, and also for readers involved in outdoor activities such as gardening and horticulture.
Garden Plants & Flowers in AustraliaArtist/Author: Spence, Ian
From shrubs and climbers to bulbs and grasses, you’ll find every kind of plant for every corner of your garden.
The new landscape edition of this popular title makes it easier than ever to access authoritative advice and to experience the pleasures gardening can offer.
Take your pick from the A-Z of thousands of plants for dazzling year-round interest.
This comprehensive guide is beautifully written by Ian Spence and produced in association with RHS (Royal Horticultural Society).
Life in the Tall Eucalypt ForestsArtist/Author: Lindenmayer, David, Esther Beaton
Life in the Tall Eucalypt Forests pulls back the curtain on one of Australia’s most magnificent tall eucalypt forests, that of Victoria’s Central Highlands. The beautiful photographs of the animals and plants that live there are accompanied by captions that tell the story of how this community works together. Intricate webs of dependency have evolved among the inhabitants and these are held together in a delicate balance. The images and text explore the harmony in which these living things co-exist and help the reader to understand how an entire dynamic ecosystem is able to maintain its health, and how human activities such as logging can threaten that health.
Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes: Biology, Ecology and ManagementArtist/Author: Capon, Samantha, Cassandra James, Michael Reid (Editors)
Vegetation communities in Australia’s riverine landscapes are ecologically, economically and culturally significant. They are also among the most threatened ecosystems on the continent and have been dramatically altered as a result of human activities and climate change. Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes brings together, for the first time, the results of the substantial amount of research that has been conducted over the last few decades into the biology, ecology and management of these important plant communities in Australia.
The book is divided into four sections. The first section provides context with respect to the spatial and temporal dimensions of riverine landscapes in Australia. The second section examines key groups of riverine plants, while the third section provides an overview of riverine vegetation in five major regions of Australia, including patterns, significant threats and management. The final section explores critical issues associated with the conservation and management of riverine plants and vegetation, including water management, salinity, fire and restoration.
Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes highlights the incredible diversity and dynamic nature of riverine vegetation across Australia, and will be an excellent reference for researchers, academics and environmental consultants.
Pest-Repellent Plants: Organic Solutions to Garden and Household Pests (Second Edition)Artist/Author: Woodward, Penny
Featuring A-Z of Pest-repellent Plants, this title includes many other organic solutions, from traps and barriers to sprays, oils, dusting powders and washes. It helps you find a easy solution to any garden, personal and household pest.
There is no Excuse for Ugliness: Falling in Love with our Best Plants and GardensArtist/Author: Blazey, Clive
A book dedicated to wooing gardeners back to the flower garden, written for Australian conditions and explains how to choose beautiful plants that won’t disappoint. How to select and combine the best plants to create colour-themed flower gardens for you to enjoy. Learn the basics for gardening success; from soil and composting to plant nutrition and life-cycles – feed the soil not the plant.
Waterwise Plants and GardeningArtist/Author: Walsh, Kevin
Creating a colourful and interesting garden that is also waterwise is easy with this comprehensive guide. This book sets out the six easy-to-use principles that will allow you to create a beautiful garden that not only uses water wisely, but also creates a resilient, sustainable and low maintenance environment. Waterwise Plants and Gardening also describes 400 of the best dry-tolerant plants, from large trees to small bulbs, and includes groundcovers, climbers, shrubs and perennials. Every plant is illustrated with a colour photograph, along with a full description and notes on growing conditions and maintenance. There are also lists to help you pick the right waterwise plant for the situation. Combining Australia’s longest selling book on waterwise gardening with the author’s follow up on waterwise plants, this revised and updated edition uses symbols, full colour photographs and easy-to-follow diagrams to create the complete guide to waterwise gardening for Australian conditions. Kevin Walsh is a horticulturist, garden designer and writer.
Green Guide to Trees of AustraliaArtist/Author: Krisch, Peter
This title in New Holland’s award-winning Green Guides series investigates the ever-popular subject of Australia’s trees and shrubs, celebrating the beauty, great diversity and unique evolution of the country’s forests.
The structure of this book is similar to that of other titles in the series.
– Fact panels cover interesting aspects of the subject.
– Questions answered include: ‘what is the difference between a tree and a shrub?’, ‘what age can Australian trees reach?’, ‘how tall do trees grow in Australia?’ and ‘how many species of trees and shrubs exist in Australia?’ to name just a few.
– Other sections look at how trees reproduce and how they evolved.
– Identification spreads cover all the key species and families which occur across Australia, including many species of conifers, eucalypts and wattles/acacias.
There are sections on how to identify bottlebrushes, banksias, casuarinas, grevilleas, figs, laurels and many others, including many of the trees and shrubs found in Australia’s species-rich rainforests. The many beautiful images are taken from the author’s own collection which has been built up over many decades.
Whitley Award Winner: Best Zoological Series
Australian Vegetation (Third Edition)Artist/Author: Keith, David A. (Editor), Richard A Groves (Foreword By)
Australian Vegetation has been an essential reference for students and researchers in botany, ecology and natural resource management for over twenty years. Fully updated and with a new team of authors, the third edition presents the latest insights on the patterns and processes that shaped the vegetation of Australia. The first part of Australian Vegetation provides a synthesis of ecological processes that influence vegetation traits throughout the continent, using a new classification of vegetation formations. New chapters examine the influences of climate, soils, fire regimes, herbivores and aboriginal people on vegetation, in addition to completely revised chapters on evolutionary biogeography, quaternary vegetation history and alien plants. The book’s second half presents detailed ecological portraits for each major vegetation type and offers data-rich perspectives and comparative analysis presented in tables, graphs, maps and colour illustrations. This authoritative book will inspire readers to learn and explore first-hand the vegetation of Australia.
Noongar Bush Tucker: Bush Food Plants and Fungi of the South-West of Western AustraliaArtist/Author: Hansen, Vivienne, John Horsfall
Before the colonisation of Australia, Aboriginal Australians lived on a wonderful larder of fresh fruit, vegetables and lean meat, in a land largely free from disease, with more exercise, less stress and supportive communities.
Today, in Aboriginal communities all over Australia, there are higher instances of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, renal disease, some types of cancer and lung diseases than in the general population.
This book is an attempt to preserve bush tucker knowledge for future generations of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to ensure the information is not lost with the passing of Elders.
The authors describe over 260 species of the edible plants and fungi that were regularly gathered by the Noongars of the Bibbulmun Nation of the south-west of Western Australia before and after colonisation. Many of these plants and fungi are difficult to find today because of land clearing for crops and the farming of sheep and cattle.