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Product Details

  • Paperback: 366 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 3, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1438225784
  • ISBN-13: 978-1438225784
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #410,381 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Biography: PERCIVAL ALFRED YEOMANS or "P.A" as he became known to all, changed Australian agriculture and the thinking and methods of the agricultural community. He was born in Harden N.S.W. in 1905, eldest son of a family of four. In 1928 he married Rita Irene May Barnes, also of Harden. They had three children; Neville in 1928, Allan in 1931 and Ken in 1947. Rita Yeomans died in 1964. Death duties forced the sale of the two original Keyline properties near Sydney. In 1966, "P. A" married Jane Radek. They had two daughters, Julie and Wendy. He designed and built equipment to deeply loosen soil without bringing up the subsoil. This equipment was the first rigid tyned vibrating sub-soil cultivating ripper for use with farm tractors. It is many times more efficient than a chisel plow, and is able to loosen more soil to a greater depth using less tractor power. The Prince Philip Design Award officially recognised the breakthrough success of this equipment in 1974 when P. A. Yeomans Pty Ltd received this coveted award for the Bunyip Slipper Imp with Shakaerator. P. A. Yeomans devoted much of his latter life time to consulting, advising and lecturing on Keyline planning for which he has received requests from many parts of the world. P. A. Yeomans passed away, aged 79 years, in November 1984. Biography - KEN B. YEOMANS H.D.A.. Ken was born in Sydney, as the youngest son of P. A. Yeomans. Ken graduated from Hawkesbury Agricultural College, Richmond N.S.W. in 1969 with a Hawkesbury Diploma of Agriculture (H.D.A.). Ken Yeomans was a foundation member of the Agricultural Technologists of Australasia and is a member of the Irrigation Association of Australia and the Biological Farmers of Australia. Ken has a consulting practice in property design and development in S-E Queensland. His services include the site selection, survey and plan preparation of earthworks for large farm dams and Keyline gravity irrigation systems as well as assessing and making recommendations on; rebuilding the living fertility of soil, grazing management, cultivation practices, cropping programs and subdivision design. Throughout the states of Australia and overseas, for clients with land holdings ranging in size from under four hectares to over four hundred thousand hectares, Ken Yeomans has applied his knowledge and experience of Keyline on family farms, multiple occupancy communities and rural holdings of large corporations.

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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Morris on November 22, 2009
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The editor of this book butchered it so atrociously, it would flunk as a high school English assignment. While the information may be useful, extracting a complete idea from the sentence fragments, hopelessly vague grammar, and editor's irrelevant digressions and contentions requires extra labor. This edition is as much about P.A. Yeoman's personal beliefs and business as it is keyline planning. See an earlier edition for all the information and none of the fluff.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A review on February 7, 2014
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Strangely worded and difficult to follow. For very large scale land owners and farmers. Not helpful for the average person who would be better off with a book like Gaia or other books on permaculture farming
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Karl W. on March 12, 2013
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Interesting and very detailed book of the Keyline method of water and general soil management. While most relevant for droughty areas, many of these ideas would be applicable to other areas where water management could reduce the impact of floods by capturing some of the water during heavy precipitation events, and slowly releasing the water to reduce peak flow periods. A useful tool for urban water management as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Williams on March 10, 2014
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Water For Every Farm is a compilation of other books written by PA Yeomans starting in the 1950's. The information presented is not outdated, and applies today. This book is invaluable to any landowner, farmer, or rancher that has ever struggled with periods of drought, or just would like more water available for their farm enterprises.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R.A. Clark on July 31, 2013
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This is the textbook for the Keyline design system. It's a great way for water scarce areas to really flourish and build their soil and operation in a natural, healthy way.
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