• Crop Rotation on Organic Farms

    NRAES/PALS

  • $23.95

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    Crop Rotation on Organic Farms: A Planning Manual provides an in-depth review of the applications of crop rotation-including improving soil quality and health, and managing pests, diseases, and weeds. Consulting with expert organic farmers, the authors share rotation strategies that can be applied under various field conditions and with a wide range of crops. Crop Rotation on Organic Farms will be most applicable for the Northeastern United States and Eastern Canada, but will also be useful in other parts of the U.S., Canada, and even Europe.   Published by the Natural Resource, Agriculture and Engineering Service (NRAES) and funded in part by SARE, the book includes instructions for making rotation planning maps and discusses the transition to organic farming. Other features include: Problems and opportunities for over 500 crop sequences Characteristics of more than 60 crops and 70 weeds  Crop diseases hosted by over 80 weed species  Modes of transmission for 250 diseases of 24 crops  Thirteen sample four- and five-year vegetable and grain crop rotations  Managing Crop Rotation Chart with key tasks and steps  Sample worksheets and calculations Step-by-step procedure for determining crop rotation plans

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