Building Soils for Better Crops is a one–of–a–kind, practical guide to ecological soil management, now expanded and in full color. It provides step–by–step information on soil–improving practices as well as in–depth background—from what soil is to the importance of organic matter. Case studies of farmers from across the country provide inspiring examples of how soil—and whole farms—have been renewed through these techniques. This is a must–read for farmers, educators, and students alike.
Written by University of Vermont plant and soil science professor emeritus Fred Magdoff and Cornell University soil science professor Harold van Es.
This softcover book was produced by SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education). Since 1988, the SARE grants and education program has advanced agricultural innovation that promotes profitability, stewardship of the land, air and water, and quality of life for farmers, ranchers and their communities.
Pages: 294, softcover