From The Soil Up & Agriculture In Transition Combo
FROM THE SOIL UP
The farmer’s role is to conduct the symphony of plants and soil. In this book, 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.
Copyright 1984, 2000, softcover, 274 pages.
AGRICULTURE IN TRANSITION
Ideas such as “crop and soil weatherproofing,” the “row support system,” and the “tillage commandments,” exemplify the practicality of the soil/root maintenance program that serves as the foundation for Schriefer’s highly-successful “systems approach” farming. Schriefer was a pioneer in developing an awareness of the relation of tillage to soil fertility, focusing on three major soil basics — soil aeration, soil water, and soil decay. This book covers such topics as soil chemistry, plant and soil dynamics, above- and below-ground plant management, row support fertilization, zone-tillage, disc-chiseling, and more. He focuses on reducing "yield-limiting factors" such as seed selection, excessive tillage and a dependence on technology.
Copyright 2000, softcover, 238 pages.
My Farmer, My Customer
New! Learn from Marty Travis's experiences converting the Spence Farm into one of the most successful farming co-ops in the United States today.