Crop Rotation and Cover Cropping: Soil Resiliency and Health on the Organic Farm (Google eBook)

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Chelsea Green Publishing, Apr 15, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 96 pages
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Part of the NOFA guides. This volume covers:

  • Historical roots of cover-crop techniques
  • Thinking beyond this season's cash crop (disease and pest reduction, weed suppression, cash vs. cover crops)
  • What is a good rotation? (mapping the farm, grouping crops, sample groupings)
  • The economics of rotations and cover cropping (organizing your work, reducing labor inputs, land and cover-crop seed costs)

Including on-farm examples and detailed appendices.

  

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Contents

Thinking Beyond This Seasons Cash Crop
7
What Is a Good Rotation?
16
The Economics of Rotations and Cover Cropping
43
Two OnFarm Examples
54
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About the author (2011)

Seth Kroeck has been working and managing organic farms in the Northeast and California for the past eight years. He is currently working on his own farm, Crystal Spring Community Farm in Brunswick, Maine, with his wife, Maura, and their son, Griffin.

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