Practical Soil Management is a guide for farmers and horticulturists on managing soil so that it grows useful plants, sustains animals, and provides a return on financial investment in the land.
Professor Ian Cornforth is Director of the Soil, Plant and Ecological Sciences Division at Lincoln University, New Zealand. Previously, he worked for the Research Division of the New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries from 1974 to 1990 and established, with the late Dr Alan Sinclair, the MAF Soil Fertility Service. Professor Cornforth is an elected Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural Science and the New Zealand Society of Soil Science.
Published by Lincoln University Press, with Whitireia Publishing and Daphne Brasell Associates Ltd.
Hell, I don't even do an agricultural course, or have any real interest in it. Someone brought this book into where I work and asked me to photocopy some pages. While doing that, I took a flick through it and actually found I understood enough of it to realise that this is a very valuable publication to the NZ farming community, and any industry that plans to use medium-large scale agricultural techniques.
So, from a layman's point of view, I was really impressed. And not at all surprised that such a quality publication was written by a highly qualified Kiwi. We just rock, as a country.
Overall, a very interesting, informative, and practical book. No pun intended. :)
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