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    2009-01-20 All plants need certain mineral elements for proper growth, development, and maintenance. The basic structure of all organisms is built of carbon (C), oxygen (O) and hydrogen (H). Plants obtain these elements from water (H2O) in the soil and carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air, so no input is...
  2. 2016-08-17 Farmers and gardeners in semi-arid and arid regions of the world face two associated but separate problems, which limit the crops they can grow and the yield of these crops. The underlying problem is lack of rainfall needed for growing plants. The second is accumulation of salts in the root zone....
  3. 2019-10-01 Introduction to Soil Structure and Health Acidic Soils of the Tropics Testing and Replenishing your Soils Soil Texturing Flowchart Project Highlights and Impact Stories Staff Spotlight
  4. 2019-10-01 Like any living entity, plants require nutrients to live, grow, and reproduce. Those who live off the land know the importance of keeping soils healthy for crops to grow to their full potential. In figuring out how to do this, you must first understand how the condition of your soils affect the...
  5. Soil living organisms, including the large-sized (macrofauna) and small-/medium-sized (mesofauna) organisms, among others, play important roles in improving soil conditions and driving ecosystem stability, nutrient availability, and improvement of soil fertility. These organisms can break down...
  6. 2015-03-27 All the secrets to rich, sustainable soil are revealed to you. You'll be amazed how easy it is to improve your garden or yard when you begin at ground level. Even experienced gardeners can be intimidated by soil. It isn't just soil-testing data and all the big words, like vermicomposting and...
  7. 2017-02-28 Mycorrhizal fungi have been waiting a long time for people to recognize just how important they are to the making of dynamic soils. These microscopic organisms partner with the root systems of approximately 95 percent of the plants on Earth, and they sequester carbon in much more meaningful ways...
  8. 2015-01-23 A practiculture way to grow nutrient-dense food, produce healthy fats, and live the good life The Nourishing Homesteadtells the story of how we can create truly satisfying, permanent, nourished relationships to the land, nature, and one another. Ben and Penny Hewitt offer practical ways to grow...
  9. 1998-01-02 Learn all the secrets for creating fertile, productive soil anywhere.With more than 300 detailed illustrations and at-a-glance charts,Secrets to Great Soilsolves all your soil problems and gives you techniques for year-round soil building.
  10. Founded by Dr. Elaine Ingham in 1996,Soil Foodweb Incis dedicated to changing the way the world grows food and how humans treat the Earth's soils. The Soil Foodweb Approach has been used on over 5 Million acres worldwide to dramatically reduce input costs, increase yields and to sequester soil...