Biological farmers work with nature, feeding soil life, balancing soil minerals and
tilling soils with a purpose. The methods they apply involve a unique system of beliefs,
observations and guidelines that result in increased production and profit. This
practical how-to guide explains their methods and will help you make farming
profitable and fun.
Biological farming does not mean less production; it means eliminating obstacles to healthy,
efficient production. Once the chemical, physical and biological properties of the soil
are in balance, you can expect optimal outputs, even in bad years. Biological farming
improves the environment, reduces erosion, reduces disease and insect problems, and
alters weed pressure &mdash and it accomplishes this by working in harmony with nature.
In this greatly expanded, revised edition of a modern farming classic, Gary
Zimmer draws on a lifetime of farming experience and adds in the latest science and
experience on modern issues facing farmers including the impact of GMOs,
herbicide-resistant weeds, and more.
For decades, Gary Zimmer has been developing new ways to engage and support
soil life. His system feeds soil microbes, balances soil minerals, promotes tillage with
a purpose, and relies on both cover crops and diverse rotations.
Copyright 2017, softcover, 518 pages.