When Weeds Talk, second edition of Weeds and Why They Grow by Jay L. McCaman - signed by author
This second edition of Weeds and Why They Grow, retitled When Weeds Talk, by Jay L. McCaman, is filled with new weeds and expanded chapters. Hundreds of weeds of commercial importance are detailed along with the chemical analysis of accompanying soils.
Weeds volunteer to solve mineral imbalances in the soil and species of weeds change as soils degenerate and they change again when the soil environment improves.
This book allows the reader to identify soil conditions based upon weed populations. Weed inventory is a very, very accurate method of identifying mineral requirements for all soil types and "When Weeds Talk" identifies 21 soil variables for over 800 weed species.
Nature has forever demonstrated that weed control lies in fertility management. Every weed grows in a somewhat narrow window of allowable soil conditions. For the first time, hundreds of weeds of commercial importance are detailed along with the chemical analysis of accompanying soils. For example, burdock grows in soils with very high levels of iron and sulfate, very low levels of calcium and manganese. Balance the soil, lose the weed.
Copyright 2013, spiral-bound softcover, 116 pages.
Unique, informative and full of valuable information for farmers, gardeners, landscapers and turf managers.
Correcting Soil Problems; Soil Fertility; Transition; Tillage; Weed Control By Cultivation; Weed Control By Parasites; Weed Control In Pastures; Farmer Experiences; Herbicide Notes; Weeds and Insects; Weeds in the Bible; Compost Collectors.
Tables are categorised by soil conditions, weeds suppressed by crops and alternate names.
This book is for the plantsman who is familiar with weed names and chemical components.
This book is my garden's second Bible! This book is also my favorite gift to give to other farming organic gardening or farming enthusiasts. I was sooooooo delighted to finally get to meet Jay in Illinois at the AgriEnergy conference in 2016. My signed copy is one of my prize possessions.
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