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Foreword A Note from the Publisher Preface 1. The Plants Speak Out 2. Through the Soles of Your Feet - Let There Be Light 3. The Carbon-Water Cycle 4. The Carbon-Nitrogen Conundrum 5. The Laboratory Asks the Plant 6. Sourcing Fertility 7. What We Ask of Fertilizers 8. Those Variable Soils 9. The New Paradigm 10. Reading the Plant & Soil 11. Notes on Corn & Other Single-Fruiting Crops 12. Notes on Watermelons & Other Continuous Fruiting Crops 13. Notes on Citrus & Other Tree Crops 14. Notes on Pastures, Turf & Other Grasses Appendix A: Chandler - The Making of an Agronomist Appendix B: Texas Plant & Soil Lab Index

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ESPER K. CHANDLER (1926-2008) was a professional agronomist and soil scientist who traveled the country consulting with growers in a quest to improve yields, quality and profits. He was the owner of Texas Plant & Soil Lab for more than 27 years. K. Chandler was a founding member of the National Organic Standards Board and a Certified Professional Agronomist (CPAg) by the American Society of Agronomy. He has been proclaimed as a leader in the soil fertility and plant nutrition field. CHARLES WALTERS (1926-2009) was the founder of Acres U.S.A and has penned thousands of articles on organic and sustainable agriculture. He has also authored (or co-authored) dozens of books on this subject including Eco-Farm, Weeds: Control without Poisons, Hands-On Agronomy, Grass, the Forgiveness of Nature, Dung Beetles, Reproduction and Animal Health and more.

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