Organic Soil Fertility Management

Organic Soil Fertility Management

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931498289
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2002
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.08(w) x 6.98(h) x 0.25(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Introductionix
The Dust Bowl
Organic fertility
Scientific reductionism
Committing biocide
Redemption
Chapter 1The Soil Habitat1
Room and board
Solubility
Holding on to humus
Soil to burn
Chapter 2Sustaining Soil Fertility11
Testing, 1, 2, 3 ...
May the force be with you
Trace elements and rock dust
Soil limitations
Aggregation
Chapter 3The Soil Foodweb21
New tools, new view
Colonization
Pipelines
Bacterial/fungal balances
Doing the mineralization math
Soil degradation
Ag implications
Chapter 4Crop Nutrient Availability and Deficiency29
pH
Soil depletion
Nitrogen
Hunger signs in crops
Nitrogen deficiency
Phosphorus shortage
Potassium starvation
Calcium
Chapter 5The Farmers' Footsteps41
Genetically modified soil organisms
Search and research
Beneath our feet
Notes49
Bibliography51
Index53

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