IPM in the Field
Discovery of herbicide in compost in 3 states alarms recycling
industry, Associated Press, December 28, 2001 -- posted on the
Environmental News Network
- Soil and Health Library
This is a free public library of alternative agriculture, holistic health, self-sufficient living, and
personal development. It offers accurate, full-texts of carefully-selected older books whose
importance and contemporary relevance has not diminished. Most books in this library are out of
print and can be very hard to find; many are old enough to be public domain.
The Soil and Health Library has four major sections:
The Restoration and Maintence of Health
Achieving Personal Sovereignty
Achieving Spiritual Freedom
- Post to SANET from, Joel Gruver, Center for Agriculture,
Food and Environment, Tufts University -- quote relevant to today's
biotech issues (from 1855)
No Disease Without Deficiency, "Vruchtbare Aarde" (Fertile
Soil)The Netherlands, Bart Hommersen (Editor), Summer 1999
Here are some fascinating "factoids" from the National Soil Survey
Center that show why soil is such an important resource. Be sure to share them!
- Plant Research News - PNAS 95:6531-6536
Regulatory Gene Confers Resistance to Multiple Diseases.
A single gene serving to increase a plant's defensive response to a number of fungal and bacterial pathogens.
- SANET discussion:
"Cation balancing in organic farming" related to the building of soil quality
- M. Sean Clark -- Research Manager, Sustainable Agriculture Farming Systems
Department of Agronomy and Range Science, University of California,
Davis, CA 95616
Raymond R. Weil -- Professor of Agronomy, University of Maryland, College Park,
Steve Groff -- Cedar Meadow Farm,
679 Hilldale Rd,
Holtwood PA 17532
A beginner's Guide to Soil Quality
Health Menu at the Sustainable Farming
Connection that may be of
value in training or as references.
In building soil quality, the benefits of rock dust arise from
physical, chemical, and biological processes, according to Chris Alenson, an
Australian based consultant.
USDA: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Microbiological Activity in Native Soils, from an article by Maria
Filimonova, Soil & Plant Analysis Laboratory Manager, published on the
Internet by the Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture in its July/August
1997 Newsletter -- Vol. 23, No. 4. The article was adapted by Maria from an
article originally written for the Missouri Prairie Journal.
- Ethylene Biosynthesis Triggers Plant Defense Mechanisms
- The Soil Foodweb: Its Importance in Ecosystem Health
by Dr. Elaine Ingham
- SANET Discussions on Soil Quality
(Check back occasionally, as this page is updated as more discussion occurs)
[The newest posts are listed first]
- Soil Erosion Article from Science Magazine Vol. 267
Last Updated on 1/4/02