By Gene Logsdon
In All Flesh Is Grass: The Pleasures and offers of Pasture Farming, Gene Logsdon explains that well-managed pastures are nutritious and palatablevirtual salads for cattle. Leafy pastures additionally carry the soil, foster biodiversity, and create wonderful landscapes. Grass farming may be the answer for a under pressure agricultural process in line with an business version and propped up through federal subsidies.
In his transparent and conversational variety, Logsdon explains traditionally potent practices and new innovations. His hot, informative profiles of profitable grass farmers provide notion and concepts. His narrative is enriched through his personal event as a contrary farmer” on his artisan-scale farm close to top Sandusky, Ohio.
All Flesh Is Grass can have large entice the sustainable advertisement farmer, the home-food manufacturer, and all shoppers who care approximately their food.
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Soil testing will tell. Hay crops take lots of potassium out of the soil, and I am not sure yet that my soil has enough fertility to make up for that loss. I replace it with muriate of potash. I would prefer a more organic potash but none is conveniently or economically available here. I use leaf compost from our village whenever I can get enough. When I have spread it a couple of inches thick over a paddock, the response has been tremendous. If I could aﬀord to put a half foot of compost on the whole ﬁfteen acres every year, I quail at what the result might be.
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All Flesh Is Grass: The Pleasures and Promises of Pasture Farming by Gene Logsdon