This book offers concise, practical information for small-scale farmers and market gardeners about the importance of healthy soil and how to control weeds holistically. Organic Soil-Fertility and Weed Management provides an introduction to soil nutrient availability and the complex soil ecosystem relationships among the microorganisms that govern nutrient mineralization, availability, and retention for crops. Included in the book are ecological weed-control strategies and an explanation of how soil fertility plays a crucial role in weed prevention. Gilman draws on his 30 years of experience as an organic vegetable grower and provides a good amount of the “need to know” details – ideal for busy growers.
Copyright 2000, 2011, softcover, 127 pages.