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
- Green manures
- Producing vegetables in polytunnels
- On-Farm Composting
- The use of an alternative food source (red clover) as a means of reducing slug pest damage to winter wheat: towards field implementation
- Milk - a fungicide for organic cereals?
- 1737: AgriChatUK - "Decertification: has organic agriculture lost its appeal?" discussion 18/04/13
- Integrated farm management: a review
- Choosing potato varieties to limit cyst nematode damage
- Brown Hares - do they prefer organic or conventionally-managed farmland?
- 910:Organic farming markets
There are currently no subcategories in the Organic crop management section.
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