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Managing for healthy soils AgGuide

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This book explores the secrets of soil, our most basic agricultural resource. And for what purpose? We need to manage soil better in order to keep agriculture productive, profitable and sustainable. We will only do it by knowing its qualities, capabilities and limitations.


  • What is soil?
  • Look at the land. What will you see
  • Looking at your soil in profile
  • Soil as a living laboratory: finding the right chemistry
  • Soil and water
  • Soil organic matter
  • Soil animals: all creatures great and small
  • Managing organisms for agriculture
  • Soil carbon
  • Managing the risks to soil health
  • Managing for healthy soil
  • Soil recording sheet

Authors: David Brouwer and Abigail Jenkins

ISBN:  9781742562544 | 184 pages | A4

Catalogue number:  B934

Publisher:  NSW Department of Primary Industries | 2016