Sunday, November 28, 1999, 9:50:26 PM, you wrote:
mpc> Thanks to whomever recommended Soil Science Simplified... Any
mpc> recommendations for a book at the next level?
I highly recommend "Fertile Soil", published and available for
purchase on the web through agAccess: http://www.agaccess.com/
I bought it soon after it was published and wouldn't be without it.
Fertile Soil: A Grower's Guide to Organic & Inorganic Fertilizers
Robert Parnes; 1990, 210 Pages, Softcover
At last there is a book about fertilizer from someone who
understands organic farming practices! This unpretentious book
explains the basics of soil fertility and then goes into how to
determine nutrient requirements for different crops. A thorough
discussion of compost and other organic fertilizer sources
follows. Several chapters on the major and minor fertilizer
nutrients explain their role in the plant and how to supply
them. Excellent tables provide hard to find information.
Availibility: In Stock. Ships in 1-2 days.
Item#: AGA005, Price: $39.95Fertile Soil: A Grower's Guide to Organic & Inorganic Fertilizers -
Robert Parnes, 1990, S
Should you want to consider other alternatives, a keyword search on
the Soil Management / Fertility Books section for the word "fertile"
brought the following:
Keyword Search Results
Bio-Gardener's Bible, The: How to Build a Super-Fertile Garden - Lee
Fryer, 1982, Softcover
Fertile Ground Book Catalog - International Edition - Fertile Ground,
Inc., 1999, Softcover
Fertile Soil: A Grower's Guide to Organic & Inorganic Fertilizers -
Robert Parnes, 1990, Softcover
Let it Rot! - Stu Campbell, 1997, Softcover
Secrets to Great Soil: A Growers Guide to Composting, Mulching and
Creating Heal - Stell, Elizabeth, 1998, Softcover
Soul of Soil: A Guide to Ecological Soil Management - Gershuny,
Smilie, 1995, Softcover
Soul of Soil: A Soil-Building Guide for Master Gardeners and Farmers -
Gershuny, Grace; Smilie, Joe, 1999, Softcover
If you want to examine *all* the whole Soil Management / Fertility
Books selections there are a lot more at:
Douglas Hinds - CeDeCoR, A.C.
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mpc> Thanks to whomever recommended Soil Science Simplified. Good
mpc> introduction. Any recommendations for a book at the next level?
mpc> Background: I'm trying to improve a "white oak" silty clay loam soil that
mpc> is high in magnesium. So far have added to ~ 1/2 acre 1500# sand, 1700# ag
mpc> gypsum, 2-3 cu yds. sawdust, some wood ash and a summer's worth of grass
mpc> clipping mulch. Gypsum made a noticeable difference between the spring and
mpc> fall crops of snow peas. Mike Miller
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