Soil Learning Center
At TerraVesco, we believe that unlocking the genius of nature through scientific inquiry will fuel modern sustainable agriculture, horticulture, viticulture, professional landscaping and home gardening.
The Soil Learning Center demonstrates our commitment to increasing our collective understanding and knowledge about the soil. It provides a place where you can read academic research and published articles about soil and plant health, and the results of one of our latest academic or commercial field trials. Or you can browse our video library and learn more about organic remedies for your home garden or landscape.
Ask questions of our soil and plant experts or read our blog. We hope you’ll join us in learning more about the nature of soils and how to grow more healthy, beautiful plants.
“Effect of Aqueous Extracts from Vermicomposts on Attacks by Cucumber Beetles (Acalymna vittatum) (Fabr.) on Cucumbers and Tobacco Hornworm (Manduca sexta) (L.) on Tomatoes.”
“Seed Germination and Seedling Growth of Tomato and Lettuce as Affected by Vermicompost Water Extracts (Teas).”
“Microbiological community analysis of vermicompost tea and its influence on the growth of vegetables and cereals.”
“North Carolina State University Research Explains how Vermicompost-Amended Soils Ward off Crop Pests.”
“Nitrate Contamination in California Groundwater: An Integrated Approach to Basin Assessment and Resource Protection”
“How Sustainable Agriculture Can Address the Environmental and Human Health Harms of Industrial Agriculture.”
“USDA Celebrates National Farmers Market Week, August 4-10 Confirms Growth and Sustainability in Farmers Markets.”
From the Ground Up: A Grower’s Education in Life, Love, and the Movement that’s Changing the Nation
Nolan, Jeanne (2013)
Seeds of Change: The Living Treasure.
Ausubel, Kenny. (1994)
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer.
Carpenter, Novella. (2009)
Voodoo Vintners: Oregon’s Astonishing Biodynamic Winegrowers
Cole, Katherine. (2011)
Soil Science Simplified (4th ed.)
Kohnke, H. and Franzmeier, D.P. (1995)
Teaming with Microbes: The Organic Gardener’s Guide to the Soil Food Web (Rev. ed.)
Lowenfels, J., & Lewis, W. (2010)
Mandel, Lauren. (2013)
Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations
Montgomery, David R. (2007)
Cows Save the Planet and Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth
Schwartz, Judith D. (2013)