Soil Fertility Handbook
Learn the fundamental concepts of soil fertility and how to conduct soil sampling and testing.
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The Soil Fertility Handbook, Publication 611 provides growers, advisors and researchers with a comprehensive handbook on the principles of effective nutrient management and soil fertility.
Soil fertility is the basis of agricultural production and involves planting strategies and sampling soils to ensure a sound understanding of the soils, nutrients and their interactions which will affect the success of the crops.
The Soil Fertility Handbook includes concepts such as:
- the nature of soils
- soil components
- soil pH
- soil acidification
- sampling soil
- soil analysis
- organic nutrient sources
- fertilizer materials
- application of fertilizer
This 250-page handbook includes illustrations, diagrams and figures to help growers to understand soil fertility and nutrient management. It contains information about:
- soil horizons
- primary and secondary nutrients
- limestone quality
- sampling plant tissue and manure
- testing for organic matter
- nutrient management planning
- environmental concerns
- developing fertilizer recommendations
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