This classic guide teaches farmers how to coax the most from their crops through understanding the whole farm system - tillage, soil dynamics, fertility, aeration, soil moisture, & residue decay.
The farmer's role is to conduct the symphony of plants and soil.
Learn how to coax the most out of your plants by providing the best soil and removing all yield-limiting factors.
Schriefer is best known for his "systems" approach to tillage and soil fertility, which is detailed here. Managing soil aeration, water, and residue decay are covered, as well as ridge planting systems, guidelines for cultivating row crops, and managing soil fertility.
Develop your own soil fertility system for long-term productivity.
Softcover, 274 pages.