NSW Department of Primary Industries
This book explores the secrets of soil, our most basic agricultural resource. And for what purpose? We need to manage soil better in order to keep agriculture productive, profitable and sustainable. We will only do this by knowing its qualities, capabilities and limitations.
What is soil?
Look at the land. What will you see
Looking at your soil in profile
Soil as a living laboratory: finding the right chemistry
Soil and water
Soil organic matter
Soil animals: all creatures great and small
Managing organisms for agriculture
Managing the risks to soil health
Managing for healthy soil
Soil recording sheet