Journal of NACAA

Soil Myth Busting for Extension Educators: Reviewing the Literature on Soil Nutrition

ISSN 2158-9429

Volume 13, Issue 2 - December 2020

Editor: Linda Chalker-Scott


Home gardening is increasingly popular, particularly during a global pandemic when many people are confined to home and are spending more time outside. Novice and experienced gardeners alike are likely to access agricultural production information that is not necessarily relevant to their home gardens or landscapes. Specifically, there are soil fertility guidelines intended for intensive, monocultural crop production that can harm plants, soil biota, and nearby aquatic systems when applied to a home garden situation. This article will address six common misperceptions about managing soil nutrition in nonagricultural situations.
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