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Soil sustainability and the importance of biodiversity

1. Introduction Global agriculture is facing a trend in yield decline for most crops. This is specifically applicable to crops that are practised under a mono-cropping system. It is a well known scientific fact that monoculture has a negative impact on soil...

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The Pillars of Sustainable Farming

  1. Introduction Sustainable farming rests on the principle that we must meet the need of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Therefore stewardship is of prime importance. Sustainability has...

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Soil Fertility and Plant nutrition

SOIL FERTILITY AND PLANT NUTRITION: YIELD DECLINE AND OVERUSE OF N, P AND K FERTILISERS   Many times the overuse of N, P and K fertilisers can be attributed to a lack of understanding soil productivity, fertility and plant nutrition. This problem is further...

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Sustainable Soil: Four Rules for Controlling Organic Inputs

Sustainable Soil: Four Rules for Controlling Organic Inputs

June 13, 2017 in Permaculture, Soil Fertility, Soil Life Sustainable soil requires profitability.   No matter how desirable a sustainable program might be, it must be tempered by the realities of making a total commercial agriculture program work economically....

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Rehabilitation Of Opencast Mining Soils

Rehabilitation Of Opencast Mining Soils

REHABILITATION OF OPENCAST MINING SOILS 1. INTRODUCTION Global agriculture is facing a trend in yield decline for most crops. This is specifically applicable to crops that are practised under a mono-cropping system. It is a well-known scientific fact that monoculture...

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