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This book explores the secrets of soil, our most basic agricultural resource. And for what purpose? We need to manage soil better in order to keep agriculture productive, profitable and sustainable. We will only do it by knowing its qualities, capabilities and limitations.

  • What is soil?
  • Look at the land. What will you see
  • Looking at your soil in profile
  • Soil as a living laboratory: finding the right chemistry
  • Soil and water
  • Soil organic matter
  • Soil animals: all creatures great and small
  • Managing organisms for agriculture
  • Soil carbon
  • Managing the risks to soil health
  • Managing for healthy soil
  • Soil recording sheet

Title          AgGuide - Managing for healthy soils       
Author(s)                   
Pages          184         
ISBN          978 1 74256 254 4         
Catalogue number          B934         
Year of publish          2016         
Publisher          NSW Department of Primary Industries         
Price          $34.00AUD (inc GST)


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