Albrecht papers

A collection of journal and magazine articles, experiment station and other government publications. Find here what probably is Albrecht’s single most important statement connecting soil fertility with animal and human health, a chapter from Nutrition and Physical Degeneration Albrecht wrote, articles he wrote for Lets Live magazine, etc.

  • Cation and Anion Relationships in Plants and their Bearing on Crop Quality no date

    Firman Bear explores the idea that levels and ratios of mineral nutrients in soil determine the nutritional qualities of the crop.

  • Cation Equivalent Constancy in Alfalfa 1944

    Firman Bear explores the idea that plant nutrients in soil determine the nutritional qualities of the crop.

  • Food Is Fabricated Soil Fertility 1945

    Chapter 20 of Price, Weston A. Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, Fifth Edition, pages 461-469. Nutrition and Physical Degeneration is available for purchase as a new book; buy a copy and support the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation.

  • Let’s Live! 1952 1952

    They include: Soil Treatment and Wool Output; Diseases As Deficiencies Via the Soil; How Smart is a Cow? Quality vs. Quantity Crops; "Deep Rooting" Depends on Soil; Soil Fertility and Nutritive Food Values; Soil and Proteins; Our Teeth and Our Soils; Mineral Hunger; Soil Acidity is Beneficial; Too Much Nitrogen? Protein Deficiencies. . . through Soil Deficiencies.

  • Let’s Live! 1953 1953

    They include: Soil and Nutrition; The Role of Nitrogen; More and Better Proteins; Proteins and Reproduction; Protein Protection; Better Proteins; Soil Fertility for Proteins; Soil Conservation; The Importance of Soil; High Time to Learn About Our Soils and Our Health; The Use of Mulches; Protein Service in Nutrition.

  • Let’s Live! 1954 1954

    They include: Amino Acids in Legumes According to Soil Fertility; The Soil Fertility Pattern (February 1954, MISSING); The Little Things Count in Nutrition; Animals Know Good Food!; Agriculture is Biology First and Foremost; The Upset Biological Processes; Consider the Soil–Not Technologies!; Some Soils Analyzed; The Role of Clay in Plant Nutrition; Root Chemistry and Clay Chemistry; The Sustaining Fertility of the Soil; The Importance of Soil Economics.

  • Let’s Live! 1955 1955

    Soil Fertility. . . Its Climactic Pattern; Problems of the Small Farm; The Pattern of the Small Farm; Income Problems of the Small Farm; Use of Resources of the Small Farm; Why Small Farms Are Popular; Creating Good Soil is a Challenge; Biology vs. Technology in Growing Things; Organic Soils and "Good Constitutions; The Soil’s Assembly Line; Some Aims of Soil Research; Make Tax Allowance for Fertility Depletion.

  • Let’s Live! 1956 1956

    They include: Trace Elements and Agricultural Production; Our Soils Affect Nutrition; Basic Facts of Soil Science; A New Book–"Our Daily Poison."; Soils, Plants and Nutrition; Soil Calcium and the Quality of Leafy Greens; Soil Alters Calcium Digestibility in Leafy Greens; Is Commercial Urea an "Organic" Fertilizer?; Compost for the Sea or the Soil?; Food Quality–as Physiology Demands It; Blast Furnace Slag–a Soil Builder; Plants Struggle for their Proteins, Too.

  • Let’s Live! 1957 1957

    They include: Rhododendrons . . . a Problem of Soil Fertility, Not Acidity; Is Soil Fertility via Food Quality Reported in Your Varied Pulse Rate?; Breeding Out Plant Proteins–Bringing in Diseases; Cycles of Soil Changes In White Clover Years; Cycles of Soil Changes in White Clover Years; Fertilizing with Nitrogen: The Cow Makes Her Suggestions; Fertilizing with Nitrogen: Rabbits Testify by Experiments; Fertilizing with Nitrogen: We May Use Too Much Salt; Fertilizing with Nitrogen: Fertility Imbalance and Insect Damage; Too Much Salt for the Soil; Blood Will Tell; What Texture of Soil is Preferred?

  • Let’s Live! 1958 1958

    They include: Silt Loams–Nutritional Blessing of the Winds; What Texture of Soil is Preferred? II. Clay-The Soil’s Jobber; Water–Major Mineral of Soil Nutrition; Water–Nature’s Major Biochemical Reagent; Cows Know Nutrition; Soil Organic Matter, Builder of Climax Crops; Soil Organic Matter–Fertility and Crop Needs; Soil Organic Matter–"Constitution of the Soil"; Soil Organic Matter–Mobilizer of Inorganic Soil; Soil Organic Matter–Includes Much "Et Cetera"; Soil Organic Matter–Includes Much "Et Cetera"; Soil Organic Matter–Farm Manures Help Maintain It.

  • Let’s Live! 1959 1959

    William Albrecht wrote monthly articles for Let’s Live Magazine. This year’s titles include: Soil Organic Matter–Possible Poisons Naturally; Soil Organic Matter–Possible Poisons of our Own Make; Soil Organic Matter–And Man-Made Poisons; Soil Organic Matter–Man-Made Poisons; Natural Organic Matter–Man-Made Organic Supplements; Soil and Plant Compositions: 1. Too Much Nitrogen or Not Enough Else?; Different Soils, Different Plant Compositions (Both Soil, Plant Responsible); Different Soils, Different Plant Compositions (Both Soil, Plants Responsible); Different Soils, Different Plant Compositions (Phosphorus in Crop Varies with Nitrogen Applied); Different Soils, Different Plant Compositions (Soil Nitrogen and Vitamin C in Plants); Different Soils, Different Plant Compositions (Varied Soil Potassium Means Varied Organic Values); Different Soils, Different Plant Compositions.

  • Let’s Live! 1960 1960

    They include: Different Soils, Different Plant Compositions (Bacteria Help Legume Roots Mobilize Fertility); Different Soils, Different Plant Compositions (Microbes Give Legumes Their Protein Power); Different Soils, Different Plant Compositions (Fertility Effects Show Early in Plants); Different Soils. . . (Big Yields of Bulk-Low Phosphorus Concentration); Different Soils. . . (Boron Interrelated with Potassium); Different Soils. . . (Boron Helps Maintain Potassium Balance); Different Soils. . . (Soil Exhaustion–Variable Organic and Inorganic Composition of Plants); Different Soils. . . (Sulfur Deficiency in Soils); Different Soils. . . (Chemical Composition of Plants and the "Feeding Power" of Their Roots); Different Soils. . . (Chemical Composition of Plants and the "Feeding Power" of Their Roots) part 2; Different Soils. . . (Vegetable Quality Reveals its Connection with Soil Organic Matter); Different Soils.. . ("Chelation")–Nature’s Emphasis on Soil Organic Matter.

  • Let’s Live! 1961 1961

    They include: Different Soils, Different Plant Compositions (Natural Laws Regarding Soils and Plant Compositions); Different Soils . . . (Depleted Soils–Species Extinction); Different Soils . . . (Soil Organic Matter Mobilizes the Phosphorus for Plants); Different Soils . . . (Soil Organic Matter Mobilizes the Phosphorus for Plants); Different Soils . . . (Depleted Soils Change Sugar, Starch, Proteins and Yields of Crop); Mobilizing the Natural Soil Potassium; Nitrates . . . Possible Poison Grown into Foods; To Keep the Soil a "Living" One; Soil’s Resurrection in Three Years; Schedule of Soil Fertility Delivery and Crop Growth; Schedule of Soil Fertility Delivery and Crop Growth; An Old Problem–Loss of Applied Nitrogen.

  • Let’s Live! 1962 1962

    They include: A Few Facts About Soils; "Agricultural Education"; "The Natural" vs. "The Artificial"; Salt Damage to Seedlings; Salt Damage to Seedlings; Purpose of Liming Soil an Enigma; Immunity Against Leaf-Eating Insects via Soil as Nutrition; Immunity Against Leaf-Eating Insects via Soil as Nutrition; Garden Soils and Bio-geochemistry; Bio-Assays Rather than Chemical Analyses; Their Questions–My Answers; Less Soil Organic Matter Spells Lower Form of Vegetation.

  • Let’s Live! 1963 1963

    They include: Weeds Suggest Low Nutritional Values; Weeds Suggest Low Nutritional Values; Changes in Quality of Soil Organic Matter; Soil Humus. . . Chelator of Inorganic Elements; Humus. . . Soil Microbial Product; "Mycorrhiza," I. Mobilizers of Organic Plant Nutrition; "Mychorrhiza," II. Misconceptions Persist. This year’s collection is missing March through July; these magazines were not in the Library of Congress’ collection.

  • Let’s Live! 1964 1964

    They include: "Mychorrhiza," II. Misconceptions Persist; "Mycorrhiza," III.Facts About Their Magnitude; "Mycorrhiza," III. Facts About Their Magnitude; "Mycorrhiza," IV. Revelations of Species; "Mycorrhiza," V. Parasite or Symbiont According to Soil as Nutrition; "Mycorrhiza," V. Parasite or Symbiont According to Soil as Nutrition; "Mycorrhiza," VI. Some Field Observations; "Mycorrhiza," VI. Some Field Observations; "Mycorrhiza," VII. Proteins, Amino Acids and Benzene Rings; "Mycorrhiza," VII. Proteins, Amino Acids and Benzene Rings; "Mycorrhiza," VIII. Early Beliefs Lately Confirmed; Magnesium . . . Balance in Soil, Plants and Bodies.

  • Let’s Live! 1965 1965

    They include: Magnesium . . . Its Relations to Calcium; Magnesium . . . Its Relation to Calcium in Plants; Magnesium. . .Its Relation to Calcium in Body Tissues; Magnesium . . . Its Relation to Potassium; Magnesium . . . Its Excess, According to Plant Species; Magnesium . . . Indirect Modifications via Mixed Flora; Magnesium . . . Imbalances Among Companion Elements; Magnesium . . . Biochemically, So Little is so Important; Magnesium . . . Relation of Soil Test to Crop Analyses; Balanced Soil Fertility, Requisite for Nutritional Quality of Crops; Quality Becomes More Quantitative; Nutritional Quality of Vegetables via Plant Species and Soil Fertility.

  • Let’s Live! 1966 1966

    They include: "Self-protection by Plants Linked to Nutritional Values; Variable Quality Production By Food Plants; Nutritional Values of Vegetables Change Rapidly; Variable Nutritive Values in Carrots; Values of Apples According to Chemical Analysis; Nutritive Value of Apples According to Biological Assay; Size and Weight Versus Nutritional Quality; Magnesium in the Soils of the United States; Health As Different Soil Areas Nourish It Part 1; Health As Different Soil Areas Nourish It Part 2; Soil Phosphorus–Activated Via Soil Organic Matter; Balanced Soil Fertility–Better Start of Life."

  • Loss Of Soil Organic Matter And Its Restoration 1938

    Once each year over many decades the United States Department of Agriculture published a yearbook. This particular Yearbook of Agriculture, Soils and Men, is widely considered the best of the lot. And this article by William Albrecht may well be la crème de la crème. It is our hope to eventually present the entire yearbook online.

  • Nutrition Via Soil Fertility According to The Climatic Pattern 1949

    A concise yet complete statement of how climatic variations in soil fertility (or human intervention through management practices) results in hugely differing levels of animal (and human) nutrition, and consequently, differing levels of health.

  • Our Teeth and Our Soils 1947

    Similar in content to his 1951 statement in the Dental Journal of Australia, perhaps stated a bit more simply and makes broader implications.

  • Pattern Of Caries in Relation to the Pattern of Soil Fertility in the United States 1951

    “By means of this broader pattern (of soil fertility in the US) we would probably arrive at the suspicion, at least, that much that is now called “disease” should more properly be called deficiencies in nutrition because of low soil fertility.”

  • Soil Reaction (pH) and Balanced Soil Nutrition 1967

    Albrecht’s final and most thorough statement summarizing his research on maximizing nutritional quality by adjusting soil mineral nutrient ratios and quantities. Contains many well-rendered illustrations, maps, charts and tables.

  • The Drought Myth: The Absence of Water Is Not The Problem Unknown

    Explains that much of the apparency of moisture stress is subsoil infertility. Some have experienced that foliar feeding of apparently moisture-stressed crops will “cure” them.

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