This August, our focus turns to the health of our soil – how to understand it, improve it, manage and maintain it.
Here is a list of resources related to whatever you need to learn most about soil health, from free articles to our most recent issue of Acres U.S.A. magazine.
Best Books on Soil Health
There are hundreds of titles on soil health! Each region’s soil is different, but there are some basic elements that will be the same everywhere. Here’s a list of bestselling healthy soil books from our Soils Collection at the Acres U.S.A. Bookstore:
- Secret’s of Soil Health by Erhard Hennig
- Healthy Soils, Sick Soils by Margareth Sekera
- Humusphere by Herwig Pommeresche
- The Farm as Ecosystem by Jerry Brunetti
- From the Soil Up Donald L. Schriefer
Great news this month! The August “Healthy Soil” Book Sale features deep discounts on items throughout the AcresUSA Bookstore.
Take some time to browse the Acres U.S.A. Bookstore this month and find the right titles on soil health – as well as farm management, livestock, healthy food, and more!
Free Articles on Soil Health
Our EcoFarmingDaily.com website is a free resource for all kinds of in-depth articles, interviews and how-to’s on regenerative agriculture. Here are a few popular articles focused on healthy soils:
- Keys to Composting for Increased Soil Health by Bryan O’Hara
- Tillage for Healthy Soil by Donald L. Schriefer
- Soil pH: Making Adjustments to Boost Fertility by Bill McKibben
- Humus: What is it and How is it Formed? by Erhard Hennig
- Find hundreds more articles in the Build Soil section of the Eco-Farming Daily website
Learn in Person
What better way to learn about soil health than to walk through a regenerative farmer’s fields? That’s exactly what attendees of the 2023 On-Farm Intensive event will be on Aug. 15-16. Gary Zimmer and his daughter Leilani Zimmer Durand will share their decades of experience growing regeneratively and biologically while walking attendees through their fields at Otter Creek Organic Farm in Lone Rock, Wisconsin.
From fertilizer bays to in-field compost mixing to carbon storage to soil testing, they will demonstrate the parts of their growing system that have made their farm a showpiece for how to adapt in today’s rapidly changing agriculture industry. Plus, attendees will walk a new 180-acre property they are just starting to transition to regenerative practices, and learn from special guests they bring in every year.
On-Farm Intensive with Zimmer Ag
Aug. 15-16, 2022
Lone Rock, Wisconsin
Learn more at OnFarm.AcresUSA.com.
And join us August 22–23 for the 2023 Healthy Soil Summit in Monterey Bay, CA!
Want to increase the health and productivity of your soil and crops beyond what you even thought possible? If so, the Healthy Soil Summit is for you.
The Healthy Soil Summit includes relevant, science-based sessions from top soil health innovators, scientists, and agronomists, roundtable discussions, and networking with others that prioritize soil health.
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about all of the on-farm trials, equipment, and years of challenges and breakthroughs that contribute to launching you further along your soil health journey.
2023 Healthy Soil Summit
Aug. 23-24, 2022
Seaside (Monteray Bay), CA
Learn more at soil.acresusa.com
Read the August 2023 Issue
The August 2023 issue of AcresUSA magazine deals with the theme of healthy soils, with a number of in-depth and educational articles, including:
Soil Energetics: An Introduction
BY ALLEN PHILO, KEN WACHA & JERRY HATFIELD
The flow of energy through soil determines whether it will build or degrade.
In Memorium: David Brandt
BY RON NICHOLS & ALLEN WILLIAMS
A true soil health and regenerative farming pioneer.
The Magic of Foliar Feeding
BY NIGEL PALMER
A short-term mineralization strategy.
…. AND MORE!
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