First of all, my perspective as reviewer: I am a gardener, farm volunteer, and student of soil science, who has attended soil workshops and organic farming conferences, and done her own independent reading and experimentation.
The subtitle is largely what this book accomplishes, written from “Crop Doc” McKibben’s decades of experience as a soil consultant in NW Ohio. The reader benefits from case studies of individual farms as well as comparisons across farms, over the course of a season or in many cases, several years. There are dozens of soil test reports reproduced in the book, each serving to demonstrate some point made in the text, so the reader necessarily becomes familiar and comfortable examining soil test reports.
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