Summary : Regenerating the Soil From Agronomy to Agrology
In this stunning new hook on the raising of plants, Claude Bourguignon systematically shatters modern farming's increasingly unnatural and unsustainable Theories of agriculture-rooted and reflected in the extensive use of industrially generated Synthetic chemicals and pesticides.
In the grand vision of productive Farming that he proposes-sketched out with painstaking detail and argument-Bourguignon restore the primacy of the Ancient truth that Soils are inherently alive, and that only living soils will support an Agriculture of permanence, agriculture with a future.
Basing his theories on an amazing set of discoveries resulting from close observation of Nature (including the Amazon forests), termites, earthworms and microbes, and from working with soils and Plants in different Countries and zones, Bourguignon demonstrates how al living Soil actually conducts itself and how it can also be made to work its wonders without chemical stimulants of any kind. He also provides reasons why chemicals perform - but always in the short term - and why they eventually kill the soil and render it sterile.
Regenerating the Soil is an amazing personal testament. It will become the new Bible of the organic and Natural farming Movements and will hopefully lead to the eventual decline and permanent eclipse of the chemical way of farming that has been responsible for large-scale devastation of the Earth and its living Environment over the past several decades.
Claude Bourguignon, born in France in 1951, is an agricultural engineer and holds doctorates in biology and biochemistry. He was a researcher at INRA, the National Institute of Agricultural Research in France, for ten years. At present Claude Bourguignon and his wife Lydia run the Laboratory for Microbiological Soil Analysis in France.
Part I : REGENERATING THE SOIL : FROM Agronomy TO Agrology :
Chap. 1 : The Soil
Chap. 2 : The Living Organisms of the Soil
Chap. 3 : Cultivated Plants
Chap. 4 : Towards a New Concept of Fertilisation
Part II : PUBLIC Lectures AND ARTICLES SOIL, Biology AND WORKING WITH PLANTS :
1. A Sustainable Agriculture for Temperate and Tropical Countries
1. The relationship, matter x energy
2. The origin of some species of cultivated plants cereals, and vegetables
3. Comparison between different elements
4. Atomic elements in living organisms
5. Origin of the principal nutritive elements of plants