Crop Rotation and Cover Cropping: Soil Resiliency and Health on the Organic Farm (Google eBook)
Part of the NOFA guides. This volume covers:
Including on-farm examples and detailed appendices.
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Thinking Beyond This Seasons Cash Crop
What Is a Good Rotation?
The Economics of Rotations and Cover Cropping
Two OnFarm Examples
acre Alchemy Institute alfalfa allelopathic allows areas barley beans beets beneficial insects broadcasting broccoli buckwheat cabbage carrots cash and cover cash crops celery/celeriac cereal rye chard chisel plow compost costs cover crops Creating a rotation crop groups crops and green cultivation David Stern decompose decomposition disease and pest disking Eliot Coleman Elizabeth Henderson endive farmers field follow forage green manures growing hairy vetch harrow harvest includes cover crops insect pest irrigation kale land legume lettuce long-term millet mower mowing mulch nitrogen NOFA oats onions organic farm organic growers organic matter peas perennial plant family potatoes Precede with winter-killed production pumpkins red clover residues root systems rotation and cover rotation plan rye/vetch ryegrass season seed sheet compost soil fertility soil health soil structure soilís sorghum-Sudan grass sown soybeans spinach spring squash strawberries tillage tomatoes Undersowing units weed populations weed pressure wheat winter rye winter-hardy winter-killed cover