Tag: Soil

Magical Gardens Cultivating Soil & Spirit Ed 15

Free Download Patricia Monaghan, "Magical Gardens: Cultivating Soil & Spirit Ed 15"
English | ISBN: 0738731927 | 2012 | 288 pages | EPUB | 12 MB
Nurture your love of the earth with a garden rooted in your spirituality. In this updated 15th anniversary edition of the beloved classic, Patricia Monaghan offers fresh advice and guidance for creating a magical garden that will nourish your soul. Bursting with ideas and inspiration, this guidebook shows you how to plan, grow, and tend an enchanting garden that is sown with your unique spirituality.


Soil The Incredible Story of What Keeps the Earth, and Us, Healthy [Audiobook]

Soil: The Incredible Story of What Keeps the Earth, and Us, Healthy (Audiobook)
English | ASIN: B0984R3G5M | 2021 | 8 hours and 50 minutes | [email protected] kbps | 254 MB
Author: Matthew Evans
Narrator: Matthew Evans

What we do to the soil, we do to ourselves. Soil is the unlikely story of our most maligned resource as swashbuckling hero. A saga of bombs, ice ages and civilisations falling. Of ancient hunger, modern sicknesses and gastronomic delight. It features poison gas, climate collapse and a mind-blowing explanation of how rain is formed. For too long, we’ve not only neglected the land beneath us, we’ve squandered and debased it, by over-clearing, over-grazing and over-ploughing. But if we want our food to nourish us and to ensure our planet’s long-term health, we need to understand how soil works – how it’s made, how it’s lost and how it can be repaired. In this ode to the thin veneer of Earth that gifts us life, commentator and farmer Matthew Evans shows us that what we do in our backyards, on our farms and what we put on our dinner tables really matters, and can be a source of hope. Isn’t it time we stopped treating the ground beneath our feet like dirt?


Soil Science Americana Chronicles and Progressions 1860─1960

Soil Science Americana: Chronicles and Progressions 1860─1960 by Alfred E. Hartemink
English | EPUB | 2021 | 642 Pages | ISBN : 303071134X | 159.9 MB
This book narrates how the study of the soil became a science and institutionalized in the USA between 1860 and 1960. The story meanders through the activities, ideas, publications, and correspondence of people who influenced the progressions, that led to the budding and early blossoming of American and international soil science. Interwoven is a tale of two farm boys who grew up 900 km apart in the Midwest USA in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Emil Truog and Charles Kellogg met in the late 1920s and shared a natural connection to the soil.


Mulching in Agroecosystems Plants, Soil & Environment

Kashif Akhtar, "Mulching in Agroecosystems: Plants, Soil & Environment"
English | ISBN: 9811964092 | 2022 | 411 pages | PDF | 10 MB
This book provides insights into recent developments in the use of mulching in agroecosystems with emphasis on the major pros and cons. Increase in human population, climatic changes and agricultural intensification have put enormous pressure on soil and water resources. As a result, we are confronted with challenges to enhance nutrient and water use efficiencies and conserve soil organic matter without compromising crop yields and food security. Increasing the soil organic matter (SOM) via residue return increased nutrient availability and soil physical and biological properties. Management practices, such as straw mulching or incorporation, have significant effects on soil health. Straw addition also increases functionality related to carbon and N metabolism via increasing the microbes and thus greatly contributes to CO2 and N2O emissions. However, the co-use of organic and inorganic fertilizer reduces the N2O emission without compromising crop yield. Mulching has long been advocated to conserve soil moisture and increase the efficiency of macro- and micro-nutrients by improving soil physical, chemical, and biological properties. These effects of mulch are translated into better crop yields while improving soil health and quality in the long run. Therefore, the use of mulching techniques is on the rise in organic as well as conventional agriculture. The book is of great interest for researchers, academics, agriculture extensionists, soil and plant scientist, fertilizer industry, farmers, agro-industrial workers, farm managers, NGOs, and climate and civil society activists.


No Dig Nurture Your Soil to Grow Better Veg with Less Effort [Audiobook]

No Dig: Nurture Your Soil to Grow Better Veg with Less Effort (Audiobook)
English | ASIN: B0B5M21G7K | 2023 | 9 hours and 33 minutes | [email protected] kbps | 262 MB
Author: Charles Dowding
Narrator: Charles Dowding

Join the No Dig revolution to boost your soil’s vitality and grow more veg with less effort. Transform a weedy Description into a thriving vegetable garden by following simple steps achieved in a few hours and with plants in the ground from day one. The crucial factor is understanding that not only is there no need to dig over the soil, but by minimizing intervention you are actively boosting soil productivity. This is the essence of the No Dig system that Charles Dowding has perfected over a lifetime growing vegetables. The less you dig, the more you preserve soil structure and nurture the fungal mycelium and wider microbial life vital to the health of all plants. Now one of the hottest topics in environmental science, this "wood-wide web" has informed Charles’s practice for decades, and he’s proven it isn’t just trees that benefit-every gardener can harness the power of the wood-wide web. No Dig gardening is also about utilizing every inch of growing space and every moment of growing potential. By planting in succession, multi-sowing crops, interplanting fast and slow crops, and prolonging the process of harvesting, even small-space gardeners can be picking fresh produce each day of the year.


Monitoring and Evaluation of Soil Conservation and Watershed Development Projects

Jan de Graaff, "Monitoring and Evaluation of Soil Conservation and Watershed Development Projects"
English | 2007 | pages: 551 | ISBN: 1578083494, 1138468630 | PDF | 47,8 mb
This book provides an overview of how monitoring and evaluation systems have been applied and can be applied in various types of soil conservation and watershed development projects in many different countries. It focuses on both physical and socioeconomic factors and indicators.