Summary and Info
For too long the only measurement of food production has been bulk quantity: How many bushels or bales or tons per acre were grown. Tons and bushels are not a measure of nutritional quality. Many have spoken and written about the mineral depletion of the world's soils and the resulting nutrient deficiencies in our food. Until now few solutions have been offered other than taking a nutritional supplement or adding some generic "rock dust" of unknown content to the soil. The Ideal Soil 2014 shows how to restore depleted soil minerals and transform any soil, no matter how poor, into a powerhouse of plant nutrition. A mineral-balanced biologically active soil grows healthy plants, healthy animals, and healthy people. The 2008 edition started a quiet revolution in agriculture. Over the past six years the concepts have been put to the test worldwide and have been proven to work well in all climates and all soils. The 2014 V2.0 edition has been completely revised and rewritten to reflect the knowledge and experience gained over the past six years. The earlier versions were aimed largely at growers in the USA; V2.0 is a World Edition equally usable by those working with any system of measurement: Acres, hectares, pounds, grams, cubic feet, yards, meters or any other measure of weight, area, or volume. New chapters provide in-depth explanations of how to work with high-pH and calcareous soils as well as low-CEC soils that don't have the capacity to retain the optimum amount of minerals. The authors have done their best to answer all of the questions left unanswered in earlier versions. The Ideal Soil V2.0 is the definitive edition of the Handbook for the New Agriculture. This book is about how to grow the most highly nutritious food possible. If you can add, subtract, multiply, and divide, The Ideal Soil V2.0 will show you how to read and understand a soil test and write a precise mineral prescription for any soil or any crop anywhere in the world.