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

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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 expe

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Paperback, 230 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Sustainable Agriculture Network (first published 1993)
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Corien
Sep 18, 2013 Corien rated it it was amazing
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
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Cordelia
Dec 01, 2008 Cordelia rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: farmers and gardeners
Recommended to Cordelia by: laura
this book is amazing - starts with the general, big picture of soil health and gradually gets more specific and hands on.
Jessica
Oct 10, 2012 Jessica rated it liked it
Great intro book, but not heavy on detail for the experienced grower.
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