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Substitute agriculture and guy; historical past, realisation and association of the file; the level of other agriculture; evaluation of the explicit ideologies on wich the choice equipment of agriculture are dependent; Cultivation equipment; Animal husbrandry; ailments, pests and weeds; Kilogram yields; the standard of goods cultivated by way of substitute equipment; harm to the surroundings as a outcomes of alternative Read more...

summary: substitute agriculture and guy; background, realisation and association of the document; the level of different agriculture; evaluate of the categorical ideologies on wich the choice equipment of agriculture are dependent; Cultivation equipment; Animal husbrandry; illnesses, pests and weeds; Kilogram yields; the standard of goods cultivated by way of substitute tools; harm to the surroundings as a outcomes of different and conservational agricultural tools; evaluate; Conclusiones and recommendatios for reasearch; Cultivation tools

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These stand thus in very close association to the matter, penetrating this entirety; nevertheless they ought to be seen as cosmic forces. For when the life-forces cease to exist, as death takes its hold, the substances are again exclusively subject to the physicochemical laws of nature and the organic structures fall apart. The life forces and the astral forces are polarities - the life-pole and the spiritual-pole. Through the plant they are bound into a common growth-impulse. On the one hand in this process of growth a ripening takes place by means of the tripartite metamorphosis described above; an ascent to a higher level of material substance occurs ("Steigerung" ("Augmentation") according to Goethe).

Experiments with crabs,seaweeds, shellfish, salamanders and potatoes (measurement of their oxygen consumption and of the opening and closing of the shells 41 of shellfish) have demonstrated remarkable similarities between the patterns of activity of these organisms and the fluctuations of the nucleonic component of cosmic radiation; the experimenters assume an indirect causal relationship or else an identical influence on both phenomena by a third. Experiments with the aid of phytotrons, artificially created deviations in magnetic fields and so forth have shown the causal character of several correlations to be highly probable, though mostly not conclusively proven.

The relatively large root channels made by chicory may provide a passage for other roots for a long time. Most importantly, these channels can influence the permeability and aeration in a beneficial way for a long time. Though less frequently used than chicory, lucerne, which is also used in the leys of Howard-Balfour agriculture, has similar effects to those described for chicory. Howard and Balfour's idea that the symbiotic mycorrhiza has an important role in maintaining crop health has been supported by the results of Balfour's work on the mycorrhizas of coniferous trees (164).

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