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Biodynamic pasture management : balancing fertility, life & energy

Author: Peter Bacchus
Publisher: Austin, Texas : Acres U.S.A., [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"New Zealand grazing consultant Peter Bacchus shares a lifetime of experience on applying biodynamics to pastures. His multi-pronged approach considers balance of fertility elements, organic matter levels, soil life, and particularly soil life forces. Through biodynamic preparations and other tools he seeks to produce optimum grass quality and production for grazing animals. Also covered are biodynamic methods of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Bacchus
ISBN: 160173039X 9781601730398
OCLC Number: 822667979
Description: xii, 147 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The market has spoken --
Does the food you produce contribute to health? --
Organic soil fertility, soil biology & whole farm management --
Soil mineral balance --
Nitrogen and oxygen in plant growth & overcoming leaching problems --
Biodynamic systems for new world farmers --
Calcium, silica & BD prep 500 and 501 --
Biodynamics of building organs --
Biodynamic compost preparations: compost, worm farms & barrel manure --
Weed management & plant peppering --
Using biodynamics to manage pests & disease, animal peppering --
Animal health management --
Dairy farm effluent management --
It is being done: successful biological & biodynamic growing with high yields and profit --
How biodynamics & mineral balancing could transform farming and the food supply in the future.
Other Titles: Balancing fertility, life and energy
Responsibility: Peter Bacchus.

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"New Zealand grazing consultant Peter Bacchus shares a lifetime of experience on applying biodynamics to pastures. His multi-pronged approach considers balance of fertility elements, organic matter levels, soil life, and particularly soil life forces. Through biodynamic preparations and other tools he seeks to produce optimum grass quality and production for grazing animals. Also covered are biodynamic methods of pest and weed control."--Publisher's description.

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