Organic crop management
The basis of organic crop production is a healthy, biologically active soil, with good organic matter reserves, that can supply nutrients for the production of grass, crops and vegetables. This involves providing the soil with materials that can be broken down by soil microorganisms to release crop nutrients. In practice this involves developing cropping, grazing and silage rotations that do not over-exploit soil nutrient reserves, plus the managed use of manures, thus maintaining soil fertility.
A sample of Items held in the Organic crop management category
- Leading in research
- Studying springtails to improve soil health
- Choosing potato varieties to limit cyst nematode damage
- Green manures
- 910:Organic farming markets
- 72. Building Carbon in farm soils
- Disease complexes involving plant parasitic nematodes and soil borne fungi
- 86. Pollination: let's hear it for flies
- 1034: Organic Farming
- Biological control of potato cyst nematode: a practical proposition?
There are currently no subcategories in the Organic crop management section.
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