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Must have books for organics

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by ICT Bill, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,115

    One of threads going on started talking about books, I get this question all of the time and would love to hear from a diversified group

    the ones I always say are:
    Dr. Elaine Ingham "a guide to compost tea"
    Jeff Lowenfels "teaming with microbes"
    NOFA " standards for organic land care" www.organiclandcare.net
    Paul Tukey: "The organic lawn care manual" boring read but great reference

    Please help me out with others, Paul Sachs I haven't read yet. I think Chip Osborne has one out
    He'll kill me if I don't mention Shep Ogden (he is our marketing guy) he has written 6 books on organics

    Come on jump in
  2. TMGL&L

    TMGL&L LawnSite Member
    Posts: 243

    I'll transfer the books from that convo sidetrack over here...

    cgaengineer said: "Rodale book on composting"

    Pro: "Malcom Beck the Secret Life of Compost"
  3. Prolawnservice

    Prolawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 612

    I second Jeff's book and the NOFA standards, I've tried three times to finish Tukeys book, boring is an understatement.

    Neil Kinsey Hands on agronomy
    Paul Sachs Edophos, and the other one about lawns, ecological lawn something I forget the name, both good reads though.
  4. TMGL&L

    TMGL&L LawnSite Member
    Posts: 243

    I just bought the agronomy book
  5. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Posts: 2,636

  6. TMGL&L

    TMGL&L LawnSite Member
    Posts: 243

    rly? I thought jeffs book was overall better but much more boring than tukey's. At leasttukey's had a ton of pictures.:)
  7. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    How about my book ......... Compost Does A Soil Good! ;)
  8. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
    from zone 6
    Posts: 4,228

    Not a organic book but a excellent resource. Turfgrass management by Turgeon.
  9. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,115

    Too funny........:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    That is the title and content, 1 page, 1 sentence
  10. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,643

    Handbook of $uccsessful Ecological Lawn Care

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