Crop Rotation on Organic Farms: A Planning Manual
An in-depth look at crop rotation, this manual will assist growers through the maze of decisions in planning crop rotations, and show how to use crop rotation to build better soil, control pests, and develop profitable farms. Crop Rotation on Organic Farms is most applicable to the northeastern United States and eastern Canada region, but is also useful for other areas. Discussed are problems and opportunities for over 500 crop sequences, the characteristics of 60 crops (and 70 weeds), and examples from 13 expert farms showing 4-5 years of vegetable and grain crop rotations. Also included is crop rotation during the transition process from conventional to organic.
Copyright 2009, softcover, 154 pages.