Fifty years before the soil foodweb became in the 1990s, Pfeiffer was using microscopes, preparing microbial inoculants, making superior quality composts, teaching farmers how to employ biological farming practices to improve soil organic matter, soil structure, and soil fertility – which in modern times is known as “soil health” -- and conducting cutting edge research on soil fertility, soil biology, soil humus, and food quality.
BLOSSOM Consulting Services I still don’t get it. As you likely know, I read a lot of books and magazines on the subject of soil fertility in gardening and farming. I keep running into this talk about “Living Soil” (a.k.a.…
The basic text on the topic for decades; a summary of everything known in the mid 1930s.
Dr. Jones explains how the main creators of humus are specialized fungi that plants feed sugars and other complexed nutrients. These fungi, in turn, help feed plants both nutrients and moisture.
Albrecht published hundreds of papers in agriculture and health-related journals. He also wrote a many years long series of monthly articles in Let's Live!, a popular health magazine. A collection of similar papers (without the Let's Live! articles), is published in-print on-paper by Acres, USA as The Albrecht Papers in four volumes.
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.
Sykes farmed organically; the health and quality of his livestock was extraordinary. The book contains much information about mechanized production of compost on the farm.
Howard's most important scientific publication, detailing the nature, practice and significance of Indore composting, especially to Indian agriculture.