The Farm as Ecosystem
In The Farm as Ecosystem, natural product formulator and farm consultant Jerry Brunetti brings together a wealth of education and uncanny observations in this probing volume on the interconnected dynamics of the farm — geology, biology, and diversity of life. Learn to look at — and manage — your farm very differently by gaining a deeper understanding of the complementary roles of all facets of your farm.
With this unique perspective, the author guides the reader on a journey through the modern farm as an ecosystem, providing intimate anecdotes and comprehensive details that appreciate all dimensions of the farm. Brunetti's work is invaluable to the contemporary farmer and to those seeking an original appraisal of farming and its future.
Topics covered by The Farm as Ecosystem include:
• The physical, chemical and biological aspects of soil;
• Understanding compost and compost tea;
• Working with foliar nutrition;
• The roles of trace elements in farming;
• Water and your farm;
• Cover cropping systems . . . and more.
The book eco-farmers everywhere have been waiting for is here.
Copyright 2013, softcover, 352 pages. 28 per case.
Read an excerpt from Chapter 4 of The Farm as Ecosystem on EcoFarming Daily.
About Jerry Brunetti
JERRY BRUNETTI, 1950-2014, worked as a soil and crop consultant, primarily for livestock farms and ranches, and improved crop quality and livestock performance and health on certified organic farms. In 1979, he founded Agri-Dynamics Inc., and confounded Earthworks in 1990. He spoke widely on the topics of human, animal and farm health.
Listen to Jerry Brunetti speak at the 2009 Eco-Ag Conference in this Tractor Time podcast episode.
I'm surprised to be the first to review this book. It's one of the most important books on eco-farming you can buy. Probably #2 after Walter's Eco-Farm. A must buy.