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
- Choosing potato varieties to limit cyst nematode damage
- Using plants to control potato cyst nematodes
- Studying springtails to improve soil health
- Simple salts: effective, safe and cheap disease control?
- Brown Hares - do they prefer organic or conventionally-managed farmland?
- Nutrition for solitary bees and bumblebees: stewardship implications?
- A laboratory-based comparison of a molluscicide and an alternative food source (red clover) as means of reducing slug damage to winter wheat
- Applying a waterproofing spray to sorghum: protection from drought?
- Nutrient Management Planning: case studies (Profiting from nutrient planning)
- 1034: Organic Farming
There are currently no subcategories in the Organic crop management section.
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