1. This Framework is written mainly for those actively involved in rural land evaluation. Since most land suitability evaluations are at present carried out for purposed of planning by national and local governments, this is the situtaion assumed in references to decision-making, but the evaluation...
  2. 1998-01-03 This is the classic guide to turning household weight into gardener's gold! Since 1975,Let It Rot!has helped countlessgardenersrecycle waste materials like householdgarbage, grass clippings, and ashesto create useful, soil-nourishing compost.
  3. 2010-01-01 In his insightful new book,Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind, contrary farmer Gene Logsdon provides the inside story of manure-our greatest, yet most misunderstood, natural resource. He begins by lamenting a modern society that not only throws away both animal and human manure-worth...
  4. Field studies have been performed for decades to analyze effects of different management practices on agricultural soils and crop yields, but these data have never been combined together in a way that can inform current and future cropland management. Here, we collected, extracted, and integrated...
  5. 1997-01-01 Water is one of the main requirements for healthy plant growth. Most arid and semi-arid regions, however, suffer from insufficient and unreliable rainfall. In these areas a high rate of evaporation in the growing season is also common. When it rains in (semi-)arid areas, the rainstorms are...
  6. 2022-09-14 Outline Characteristics of Soil Indicating Health Life in the Soil Farmer Constraints in Building Soil Health Competing Uses of Organic Matter Soil Loss Roaming Animals Fire
  7. Access Agriculture Training Video Mix legumes and grasses to improve the soil fertility, and the nutritional value of the feed. It also improves the yields of the potatoes that you plant next. If you are not able to irrigate, plant the fodder at the beginning of the rains. The mix should include...
  8. 2006-01-01 Global agriculture is now at the crossroads. The Green Revolution of the last century is losing momentum. Rates of growth in food production are now declining, with land and water resources becoming scarcer, while world population continues to grow. We need to continue to identify and share the...
  9. 1991-01-01 Soil fertility is the overriding constraint to food production in the tropics, and yet in many developing countries fertilizers are unavailable or beyond the reach of subsistence farmers. The biological fixation of atmospheric nitrogen is the only way that plants can manufacture their own...
  10. 2000-01-07 These pictures and the articles in this newsletter reflect the great diversity of concepts, approaches and practices that still exist related to healing people, animals, plants and environments. Vitality and health have a dimension beyond the purely physical and biological level. In most...