Building Soils for Better Crops (Sustainable Agriculture Network Handbook Series, Bk. 4)

Healthy soils are key to producing good harvests with minimal pest problems How to create that balanced soil ecosystem, however, remains a challenge for even the most experienced growers Building Soils for Better Crops unlocks the secret of maintaining a diverse ecosystem below ground to foster healthy crops above Ecological soil management, as detailed by the soil expeHealthy soils are key to producing good harvests with minimal pest problems How to create that balanced soil ecosystem, however, remains a challenge for even the most experienced growers Building Soils for Better Crops unlocks the secret of maintaining a diverse ecosystem below ground to foster healthy crops above Ecological soil management, as detailed by the soil experts who wrote the book, can raise fertility and yields while reducing environmental impacts The 240 page Building Soils contains detailed information about soil structure and the management practices that affect soils, as well as practical information like how to interpret soil test results Some of the soil building strategies include Increasing soil organic matter Using appropriate tillage Incorporating animal manures Making and using composts Integrating cover crops into rotations Reducing erosion Methods to avoid and decrease soil compaction
Building Soils for Better Crops Sustainable Agriculture Network Handbook Series Bk Healthy soils are key to producing good harvests with minimal pest problems How to create that balanced soil ecosystem however remains a challenge for even the most experienced growers Building Soil

  • Title: Building Soils for Better Crops (Sustainable Agriculture Network Handbook Series, Bk. 4)
  • Author: Fred Magdoff Harold Vanes
  • ISBN: 9781888626056
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Building Soils for Better Crops (Sustainable Agriculture Network Handbook Series, Bk. 4)”

    1. As someone who didn't grow up farming or on a farm, this book is perfect for me! Just the right mix of history, theory and practical information. It's also wonderful that the authors weave in the "soul" behind why organic and sustainable minded farmers do what we dokes a big difference in understanding the additional lengths we go to and the why. Well done!

    2. Great book that is free for download as PDF.Very useful and interesting information on - like the title says - busing soil for better crops. Most what is written is about bigger scale (farms /managing land - improving soil humus, aeration and reverting erosion etc) but it's very easy to downscale the advice to your own (herb/veg/flower) garden. Completely changes my attempts at gardening, very likely with much better results (will see next year, if I don't mess something up ). Meaning crops that [...]

    3. this book is amazing - starts with the general, big picture of soil health and gradually gets more specific and hands on.

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