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{Tool} The Basics of Soil Fertility. [Grundlagen zur Bodenfruchtbarkeit.] Creator(s): Berner, Alfred. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. OK-Net Arable Leaflets and guidelines. (2013)

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Online at: https://shop.fibl.org/de/artikel/c/boden/p/1576-bodenfruchtbarkeit.html

Summary

The brochure highlights the soil fertility from various scientific and farming perspectives.
Its aims to supplement practical observations of farmers, to encourage them to reconsider their relation to their soil and to practice a truly sustainable soil culture.
The booklet tries to achieve this goal by providing information on soil matter such as important soil organisms and soil characteristics like root density, soil structure and alkalinity and by showing possibilities of how to assess and improve them.

Summary translation

Die Broschüre beleuchtet die Bodenfruchtbarkeit aus verschiedenen wissenschaftlichen und bäuerlichen Blickwinkeln. Die Informationen wollen praktische Beobachtungen der Landwirte ergänzen und dazu anregen, die Beziehung zum Boden zu überdenken und eine wirklich nachhaltige Bodenkultur zu praktizieren.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Help yourself by helping your soil!
What problem does the tool address?:Soil health is crucial for successful (organic) agriculture, but not sufficiently considered.
What solution does the tool offer?:The tool shows up ways to get in touch with the basics of agriculture, namely a good soil.
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Theme:Soil quality and fertility
Keywords:arable farming, carbon sequestration, diagnostic tool, humus balance, management measures, soil compaction, soil fertility, soil organic matter, soil pH, soil quality, soil structure
Keywords:arable farming, carbon sequestration, humus balance, crop management, management measures, soil compaction, soil fertility, soil organic matter, soil pH, soil quality, soil structure
Agrovoc keywords:
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Englisharable farminghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
Englishcarbon sequestrationhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_331583
Englishhumushttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3693
Englishcrop managementhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_16094
Englishsoil compactionhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7163
Englishsoil fertilityhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7170
Englishsoil propertieshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_330883
Englishsoil pHhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_34901
Englishsoil organic matterhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_35657
Englishsoil structurehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7196
Subjects: Soil > Soil quality
Soil
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Soil Sciences
European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
Related Links:https://shop.fibl.org/de/artikel/c/boden/p/1576-bodenfruchtbarkeit.html, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/31004
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau, FiBL
ID Code:31004
Deposited On:19 Jan 2017 10:37
Last Modified:23 Apr 2020 13:18
Document Language:English, German/Deutsch, French/Francais, Italian/Italiano
Status:Published

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