The soil is more than just a substrate that anchors crops in place. An ecologically balanced soil system is essential for maintaining healthy crops. Hands-On Agronomy is a comprehensive manual on effective soil fertility management providing many on-farm examples to illustrate the various principles and how to use them. The function of micronutrients, earthworms, soil drainage, tilth, soil structure, and organic matter is explained in thorough detail. Kinsey demonstrates that working with the soil produces healthier crops with a higher yield. To that end, he provides an understanding of eco-agriculture as a viable enterprise that is both naturally and commercially sustainable. This work offers advice that is both highly valuable and applicable to the farmer of any level and promotes an ecological understanding of the farm from the ground up. Copyright 1993, 2013, softcover, 391 pages.
HANDS-ON AGRONOMY WORKSHOP (DVD)
This fascinating video details Neal Kinsey’s most important lessons. He teaches a sophisticated, easy-to-live-with system of fertility management that focuses on balance, not merely quantity of fertility elements. It works in a variety of soils and crops, both conventional and organic. In sharp contrast to the current methods only using N-P-K and pH and viewing soil only as a physical support media for plants, the basis of all his teachings are to feed the soil, and let the soil feed the plant. The Albrecht system of soils is covered, along with how to properly take soil samples and points to consider for interpreting the results. Obviously in this short video we cannot teach all the details found in a book like Hands on Agronomy or a multi-day seminar. However, we can teach you the major principles, and if you learn those, you will be a long way down the road to understanding what is required for improving the productivity of your soil. DVD format, 80 minutes. (NTSC DVD format for U.S. and Western Hemisphere, DVD PAL format for most Europe, Australia, etc)