Green Manuring - Principles and Practice
of Natural Soil Improvement
This new, revised edition presents information on green manures based on work of the Research Institute for Biological Husbandry (Switzerland) and Woods End Agricultural Institute in Maine.
The book is intended for serious gardeners and farmers and describes a large variety of green manures in view of soil building, lessening nutrient leaching, suppressing weeds and more. The book discusses methods for seeding and incorporating green manures under a variety of conditions from greenhouse to field crop culture. A special discussion of over-seeding in corn is included.
Special contributions include descriptions of lupines and fababeans, and results of trialing several green manures in the northeast. The book contains several tables on characteristics and nutrient contents of green manures.
Including a botanical listing, appendices with references and annotations and a bibliography of sources of information and seeds.