All any farmer really wants is the best uptake of plant nutrients for his or her crops. In order to make sure crops efficiently uptake all they need, crop expert Esper K. Chandler says, “We have to reestablish the humus function of the soil, the basis for natural/organic sustainable farming.” And this means putting water […]
Learn sustainable practices for building and maintaining healthy soil. High quality soil requires diverse soil life and microbes, soil organic matter, humus and the right balance of minerals and nutrients.
These two ideas stuck with Doohan – that soil balancing reduces weeds, and that standing water increases weeds. As he began to learn about soil balancing, the two concepts slowly merged into a possible hypothesis.
Nutrients like calcium, boron and manganese travel primarily in the xylem or the water transport system of the plant.
When limestone is put on the soil, it accepts acidity from the clay, just as other minerals do in the rock weathering processes.
The book Ask The Plant is based on the agronomy of Esper “K.” Chandler, and offers farmers and growers a better way to grow plants that involves reading the unique language of plants, utilizing leaf and petiole testing, and in turn knowing how to produce a better crop using only the fertilizers and soil-building ingredients […]
Soil testing for low exchange capacity soils will help you develop a system that holds enough nutrients and maintains colloidal balance.