Nature is complex, elegant, and infinite in its wisdom. Farmers who are truly successful learn nature’s many facets and her intricate dance; they crack the code of how to honor and feed this boundless natural system while coaxing the production needed for the survival of a modern farm. Natural product formulator and farm consultant Jerry Brunetti wraps together a lifetime of learning and his uncanny observations in this fascinating volume on the interconnected dynamics in place on a farm — the farm’s geology, biology, and diversity of life forms. Learn to look at — and manage — your farm very differently through gaining a deeper understanding of the complementary roles of all facets of your farm. With his unique perspective the author takes readers on a journey through a farming ecosystem describing it with principles, stories, facts and science . . . and dotted throughout with real-world advice. This is a book which will be enjoyable to browse while rich enough to want to have a highlighter in hand.
Topics covered include:
-The physical, chemical and biological aspects of soil
-Understanding compost and compost tea
-Working with foliar nutrition
-The roles of trace elements in farming
-Water and your farm
-Cover cropping systems . . . and more.
The book eco-farmers everywhere have been waiting for is here.
- Publisher : Acres USA; 2nd edition (February 1, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1601730411
- ISBN-13 : 978-1601730411
- Item Weight : 1.98 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.75 x 0.75 x 8.75 inches