Building Soils for Better Crops, 3rd Edition

Building Soils for Better Crops, 3rd Edition

Building Soils for Better Crops, 3rd Edition

Sustainable Soil Management

Building Soils for Better Crops is a one-of-a-kind, practical guide to ecological soil management, now expanded and in full color. It provides step-by-step information on soil-improving practices as well as in-depth background—from what soil is to the importance of organic matter. Case studies of farmers from across the country provide inspiring examples of how soil—and whole farms—have been renewed through these techniques. A must-read for farmers, educators and students alike.

Written by University of Vermont plant and soil science professor emeritus Fred Magdoff and Cornell University soil science professor Harold van Es. Produced by Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE).

Product specs
Year: 2010
Length: 294 Pages
Location: North Central | Northeast | South | West
How to order
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Order by phone: (301) 779-1007.

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What is Soil Health?

An interactive infographic

Soil health plays an essential role in raising healthy, productive crops and livestock. With this interactive infographic, learn how practices such as cover crops, no-till, crop rotation and the integration of livestock work in concert to improve soil health.


Interested in Cover Crops?

Visit the Cover Crops Topic Room to discover a wealth of educational materials developed out of decades of SARE-funded cover crop research.