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Author Hall, Roger.
Title Soil essentials : managing your farm's primary asset / Roger Hall.
Imprint Collingwood, VIC : Landlinks, [2008]

Author Hall, Roger.
Subject Soil management -- Australia.
Soil ecology -- Australia.
Land use, Rural -- Australia.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 182 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-176) and index.
Contents Preface; Contents; Chapter 1 The nature of Australian soils; Chapter 2 Soil pH; Chapter 3 Nutrient balance in the soil; Chapter 4 Carbon in the soil; Chapter 5 Nitrogen in the soil; Chapter 6 Phosphorus in the soil; Chapter 7 Potassium in the soil; Chapter 8 Magnesium in the soil; Chapter 9 Trace elements in the soil; Chapter 10 Soil cations; Chapter 11 Sulphur in the soil; Chapter 12 Aluminium in the soil; Chapter 13 Soil sodicity; Chapter 14 Soil analysis results; Chapter 15 Encouraging soil biological activity; Chapter 16 Earthworms; Chapter 17 Biological farming.
Summary Soil Essentials is a practical reference for farmers and land managers covering soil issues commonly encountered at the farm level. Written in a straightforward style, it explains the principles of soil management and the interpretation of soil tests, and how to use this information to address long-term soil and enterprise viability. This book demonstrates how minerals, trace elements, organic matter, soil organisms and fertilisers affect soil, plant and animal health. It shows how to recognise soil decline, and how to repair soils affected by nutrient imbalances, depleted soil microbiology, s.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780643095632 (electronic bk.)
0643095632 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 2797439
OCLC # 213863293
Additional Format Print version: Hall, Roger. Soil essentials. Collingwood, VIC : Landlinks, ©2008 9780643090521 0643090525 (OCoLC)212842733

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