New Edition of “Building Soils for Better Crops” Now Available

August 9, 2021

The fourth edition of SARE’s most popular book, Building Soils for Better Crops: Ecological Management for Healthy Soils, is now available online and in print.

The book covers everything from soil organic matter and nutrient cycles to ecological soil management including sections on cover crops, compost, reduced tillage, addressing fertility issues and more. Building Soils for Better Crops also includes seven farmer case studies that share real world soil health practices.

Good soil management is knowledge

intensive and needs to be adaptive.

Fred Magdoff and Harold van Es, Building Soils for Better Crops

Authors Fred Magdoff, University of Vermont emeritus professor and former director of Northeast SARE, and Cornell University’s Harold van Es updated the book to provide the newest developments in soil health practices. They also expanded this new edition by adding a global scope on soils and including a new chapter on growing in urban settings.

Building Soils for Better Crops is a must-read for farmers, educators, students and anyone who is interested in learning about ecologically sound practices for developing and maintaining healthy soils. It is available for free online or to download as a PDF at www.sare.org/soils. Print copies are available for $23 plus shipping and handling.

Topics: Soil Management
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