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Building Soils for Better Crops, 3rd Edition
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE).
The publication can be downloaded from SARE’s web site.
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education – Publications – Building Soils for Better Crops, 3rd Edition.
To obtain paper copies, contact SARE.
* Front Cover.
* About the Authors.
* About SARE.
* 1.Healthy Soils.
* 2.Organic Matter: What It Is and Why It’s So Important.
* 3.Amount of Organic Matter in Soils.
* 4.The Living Soil.
* 5.Soil Particles, Water, and Air.
* 6.Soil Degradation: Erosion, Compaction, and Contamination.
* 7.Nutrient Cycles and Flows..
* 8.Soil Health, Plant Health, and Pests.
* 9.Managing for High-Quality Soils: Organic Matter, Soil Physical Condition, Nutrient Availability.
* 10.Cover Crops.
* 11.Crop Rotations.
* 12.Animal Manures for Increasing Organic Matter and Supplying Nutrients.
* 13.Making and Using Composts.
* 14.Reducing Erosion and Runoff..
* 15.Preventing and Lessening Compaction.
* 16.Reducing Tillage.
* 17.Managing Water: Irrigation and Drainage.
* 18.Nutrient Management: An Introduction.
* 19.Management of Nitrogen and Phosphorus.
* 20.Other Fertility Issues: Nutrients, CEC, Acidity, and Alkalinity.
* 21.Getting the Most from Routine Soil Tests.
* 22.How Good Are Your Soils? Field and Laboratory Evaluation of Soil Health.
* 23.Putting It All Together.
* Back Cover.
Ab out SARE
SARE is a grant-making and outreach program. Its mission is to advance—to the whole of American agriculture—
innovations that improve profitability, stewardship, and quality of life by investing in groundbreaking research and
Since it began in 1988, SARE has funded more than 4,000 projects around the nation that explore innovations, from
rotational grazing to direct marketing to cover crops—and many other best practices. Administering SARE grants are
four regional councils composed of farmers, ranchers, researchers, educators, and other local experts, and coordinators
in every state and island protectorate run education programs for ag professionals. SARE Outreach publishes practical
books, bulletins, online resources, and other information for farmers and ranchers. All of SARE’s activities are funded by
the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Guided by the belief that healthy soil is the foundation of healthy agriculture, SARE has made soil quality research
and education a cornerstone of its project portfolio—and made Building Soils for Better Crops one of its signature
handbooks. This new, all-color edition is an authoritative text on soil health, detailing the latest research and experiences
of soil scientists—many of whom are SARE grant participants, including the book’s authors. Some other SARE
titles that might be of interest to Building Soils readers: (Books) Managing Cover Crops Profitably, third edition;
The New American Farmer, second edition; (Bulletins) Diversifying Cropping Systems; How to Conduct Research
on Your Farm or Ranch; Transitioning to Organic Production; Smart Water Use on Your Farm or Ranch.
For more information about SARE’s grant-making program and information products, visit http://www.sare.org or contact:
SARE Outreach Associate, 10300 Baltimore Ave., BARC, Bldg. 046, Beltsville, MD 20705; firstname.lastname@example.org; (301) 504-5236.
SARE Regi ons
SARE’s four regional offices and outreach office work to advance sustainable innovations to the whole of American agriculture