The Ideal Soil v2.0

Michael Astera


This how-to manual tells exactly how to go about changing your farming practices to a more sustainable and healthier model that does not require large yearly inputs of fertilizer or organic matter. Based on the premise of a new agriculture where being well-fed leads to health (soil, animals and humans). This book focuses on the least known part of sustainable agriculture – an understanding of balancing mineral nutrients in the soil. Understanding balancing soil minerals is not difficult and once achieved, insecticides and other rescue chemicals will drop away. This is the guidebook to show you how.

This newly revised edition compiles a wealth of new material and information that has been garnered as the methods of balancing minerals have been applied in all parts of the world. The result is a more comprehensive handbook for proper soil balancing. Moreover, the application of soil balancing methods has provided a scientific foundation for a new approach to agriculture in the 21st century—one that can improve the nutritional value of crops and sustain a healthy world.

Copyright 2015, softcover, spiralbound, 171 pages.

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Jerry A.
United States United States

The Ideal Soil v2.0

Bought it for one on my best fertilizer customers. I use the one I bought several years ago, to help my customers with their soil samples. We have DR Fish Fertilizer Company; we sell Organic trace elements, and biology.

Jerry S.
United States United States

The Ideal Soil

I am not judge of this book. I bought it to view the details of its contents. I am interested in improving a garden plot. I received encouragement to do the suggested soil tests ... that was an eye opener ... I do not need to do anything, except ease the pH up just a little. The biggest lesson I learned was to not over fertilize. Prior comments about the book are valid; an index would be useful ... still, I am glad I purchased the book. I'll keep it around and refer to it again. AND with the info available I could comfortably converse with the soil testing service and further understand the testing procedures. Thank you for asking for my input. AND I THANK ACRES USA FOR THE TREMENDOUS SERVICE YOU PROVIDE TO YOUR READERS.

Matthew W.
United States United States

the ideal soil v2

this is a very informative book for balancing your soil , reading soil tests and interpretation of actions to take. there are a few assumptions made by the author but overall the book good

Michael K.
United States United States

Great book

This book gives me a great place to turn for plant nutrition

Bob H.
United States United States


Acres USA is a foundation of farming information. I wish I had known of their book store sooner.

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