Category Archive: Overview

Understanding Soil Testing

From A&L Canada, a soil test lab:

http://www.alcanada.com/index_htm_files/Understanding%20Soil%20Tests.pdf

Whitlark: Soil Testing Procedures for Calcareous Soils

An excellent article on testing calcareous soils by Brian Whitlark

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Soil Testing Procedures for Calcareous Soils

“Well-established soil testing methods on soils containing calcium carbonate or
gypsum often underestimate fertilizer and soil amendment requirements.”

Kline: Soil Analysis and Sustainable Agriculture

SOIL ANALYSIS AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

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Gary Kline of BLACK LAKE ORGANIC

LEARNING CENTER ANNOUNCEMENT

“Below is the text of a speech I (GK) recently gave to the Nutrient Management Class at the Evergreen State College. I thought perhaps my readers would find it interesting as well as informative.”

Presentation to the Nutrient Management Class

at The Evergreen State College, May 16, 2012

by Gary Kline

“I decided to title my presentation “Soil Analysis and Sustainable Agriculture”. As for my philosophy on
achieving and maintaining soil fertility, I will point out that it is a borrowed philosophy from some
giants of alternative agriculture. Very little is original with me, and I don’t profess to have any special
knowledge. I do consider this to be the most important subject in the world. I am a convert from
conventional organics to a particular brand of Ecological Agriculture which may be very different from
what colleges teach under that banner, and I am simply a messenger on a mission. However, I did
create a name for what I preach about, and that name is Mineral-Augmented Organics, which goes way
beyond regular organics, and the distinction centers on the word “mineral”.  ”