Teaming With Microbes download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jeff Lowenfels

Teaming With Microbes download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jeff Lowenfels year 2010
  • Book name: Teaming With Microbes
  • Author: Jeff Lowenfels
  • Release date: 2010/2/3
  • Publisher: TIMBER PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Technology and Engineering
  • ISBN: 9781604691139
  • Rating: 9.69 of 10
  • Votes: 627
  • Review by: Ember Feeney
  • Review rating: 7.23 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/8
  • Total pages: 220
  • Includes a PDF summary of 25 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Smart gardeners know that soil is anything but an inert substance. Healthy soil is teeming with life not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains healthy plants, and thus become increasingly dependent on an arsenal of artificial, often toxic, substances. But there is an alternative to this vicious cycle. We can garden in a way that strengthens the soil food web the complex world of soil-dwelling organisms whose interactions create a nurturing environment for plants. 'Teaming with Microbes' extols the benefits of cultivating the soil food web. First, it clearly explains the activities and organisms that make up the web. Next, it explains how gardeners can cultivate the life of the soil through the use of compost, mulches, and compost tea. The revised edition updates the original text and includes two completely new chapters on mycorrhizae (beneficial associations fungi form with green-leaved plants) and archaea (single-celled organisms once thought to be allied to bacteria).With Jeff Lowenfels' help, everyone from devotees of organic gardening techniques to weekend gardeners who simply want to grow healthy, vigorous plants without resorting to chemicals can create rich, nurturing, living soil.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 14H36M20S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Agricultural Science, Specialized Gardening Methods, Organic Gardening
  • Available formats: TXT, AZW, EPUB, DOC, PDF, WORD, PML, HTMLZ. Compressed in ACE, ZIP, XZ, RAR
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 21.08 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x25.4mm
  • Weight: 625.96g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Portland, OR, United States
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