Science In Agriculture

Arden B. Andersen


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By ignoring the truth, ag-chemical enthusiasts are able to claim that pesticides and herbicides are necessary to feed the world. But science points out that low-to-mediocre crop production, weed, disease, and insect pressures are all symptoms of nutritional imbalances and inadequacies in the soil. Science in Agriculture is a concise recap of the main schools of thought that make up eco-agriculture — all clearly explained.

Gain a working knowledge of chemistry, physics, and plant biology as applied to agriculture. Discover what weeds are trying to tell you about your soil's fertility needs. Learn how to design and implement a program to produce crops, pastures, turf, landscape, or ornamentals of balanced nutritional and mineral content. Both farmer and professional consultant will benefit from this important work.

Copyright 1992, 2000, softcover, 376 pages. 16 per case.

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Peter B.
United States United States

I couldn't get past the chmistry chapter

Though I intend to pick this book back up when I can find the time. The amount of mis-information in the first chapter relating to chemistry really put me off. I fully accept there are mysteries in the universe that sience can't explain, but doling out misinformation as facts, especially accepted basic chemistry 101 facts, in a book titled science in ag is prett disheartening.

David V.
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Dr. Andersen is well respected today. I went to one of his talks a few years ago and thought it was quite good. But this book was written nearly 30 years ago and is a collection of brief descriptions of theories and experimental results that have in most cases only ever been reproduced by a single scientist, or perhaps pseudo-scientist. It is also riddled with obvious mistakes - I read the first 60 pages and found 6 obvious major mistakes.

Carolyn W.
United States United States

great explanation of agriculture ezsily explained.

Its a great companion book to Nourishment Home Garden. Author Dr. A. F. Beddoe, D.D.S. and Dr. Carey Reams .

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