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Koopmans, C.J., J.G. Bokhorst, C. ter Berg and N.J.M. van Eekeren. 2012. Soil Signals: A practical guide to a fertile soil. (In Dutch, with English abstract.). Roodbond, Zutphen. 96 p.

Number of pages: 96

ISBN/ISSN: 978-90-75280-81-4

Type of document: Book

This book can be ordered at  Roodbont publishers

Related webpage or webdocument: www.roodbont.nl/en/bookshop/14_Akkerbouw/63-111_Bodemsignalen-Spade-editie

More information on authors/freelancers connected to LBI :
Coen ter Berg ;
Jan G. Bokhorst MSc.;
Nick J.M. van Eekeren Ph.D.;
Chris J. Koopmans Ph.D.


Language of document: Dutch

Titel in Nederlands: Handboek Bodemsignalen: Praktijkgids voor een vruchtbare bodem

Abstract / samenvatting in Nederlands:

De bodem is de basis van de landbouw. Het is dus zaak deze gezond te houden. Maar hoe pakt u dat aan? Weten met wat voor bodem u te maken heeft, is een eerste vereiste. Zelfs letterlijk: pak eens een handje grond of graaf een profielkuil.

Bodemsignalen biedt praktische informatie en handige doe-het-zelf-testen om actief met bodembeheer aan de slag te gaan. Uit ervaringen van boeren blijkt dat bodembeheer niet alleen leerzaam is, maar ook plezierig om te doen!


Trefwoorden in Nederlands: bodemvruchtbaarheid, bodem, Bodemdiversiteit, biodiversiteit
 

Second language of document: English
Status English: Document contains summary

Title in English: Soil Signals: A practical guide to a fertile soil.

Abstract / summary in English:

Farmers pay a lot of attention to their crops. But it’s all happening just underneath your feet: a crop is just a reflection of soil fertility. Management of the soil is at least as important as your crop management. Soil Signals provides you with tools to optimise your soil management.

The soil is the foundation of your farm. To keep it fertile and healthy, you should have a good a good basic knowledge of the soil. This starts with literally feeling a handful or digging a pit to assess the soil profile. This information, along with soil sampling, provides you with a good overall picture.

For example, how do you recognise a lack of oxygen? Signals for this are blue spots in the soil. And have you ever examined the roots of your crops more closely? These provide information on the presence of compacted layers in the soil.

Soil Signals contains many tools that farmers can put into practices immediately. Practical soil management is also a rewarding experience for many farmers who take a closer look below surface level

With Soil Signals you can really get your soil management off the ground.


Keywords in English: soil fertility, soil, Soil diversity, Biodiversity