Fertility Pastures by Newman Turner
Herbal leys as the basis of soil fertility and animal health
by Newman Turner
Faber and Faber, 1955, [First Edition], black & white plates, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, dustjacket price-clipped and a little worn around the edges, shelf-wear
'Newman Turner details his methods of intensive pasture-based production of beef and dairy cows in a practical guide to profitable, labor-saving livestock production. He develops a system of complex herbal ley mixtures, or blends of pasture grasses and herbs, with each ingredient chosen to perform an essential function in providing a specific nutrient to the animal or enhancing the fertility of the soil. He explains his methods of cultivation, seeding and management. There are also chapters on year-round grazing, making silage for self-feeding, protein from forage crops and pastures for pigs and poultry. He also details the roles individual herbs play in the prevention and treatment of disease.'