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Organic Soil-Fertility and Weed Management

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Organic Soil-Fertility and Weed Management is one in a series of eight guides on organic principles and practices originally published by the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA).  This book offers practical information for small-scale market gardeners and farmers on:

   - The critical importance of healthy soil, including how to sustain soil fertility

   - The soil ecosystem and the complex relationships among soil microorganisms that govern nutrient mineralization, availability, and retention for crops

   - Nutrient availability, including detailed information on the implications of nitrogen deficiences, phosphorus shortages, and potassium starvation in crops

   - How to think holistically about weeds (rather than combatively)

   - Ecological weed-control strategies (and how soil fertility plays a crucial role in weed prevention)

Through its in-depth look at the energies and characteristics of soil fertility---and how greater soil health leads to more effective weed control---this book clears the path to a more productive and enjoyable gardening experience.


PART 1:  Organic Soil-Fertility Management - Foreword, Introduction

1. The Soil Habitat

2. Sustaining Soil Fertility

3. The Soil Foodweb

4. Crop-Nutrient Availability and Deficiency

5. The Farmers' Footsteps

PART 2:  Organic Weed Management - Foreword, Introduction

6. Weeding out Weedy Concepts

7. Natural arming

8. Weed-Control Strategies

9. Ecological Weed Control

10. Weed-Eating Machines

11. Conclusion

Notes, Bibliography, Index, About the Author and Illustrator

Steve Gilman, 2011, 127 pgs, illustrated.  $12.95


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