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
- Conservation agriculture, tillage systems and earthworms
- Biofumigation for control of soil-borne pests and pathogens
- On-Farm Composting
- Using clover to reduce slug damage: a practical option?
- 85. Organic farming not a clear winner in the soil microbial biodiversity stakes
- The use of an alternative food source (red clover) as a means of reducing slug pest damage to winter wheat: towards field implementation
- Using plants to control potato cyst nematodes
- Fusarium mycotoxin content of UK organic and conventional wheat
- Forecasting attacks by a cereal pest based on environmental conditions
There are currently no subcategories in the Organic crop management section.
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