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
- Energy efficiency and energy generation on farm - a guide
- Choosing potato varieties to limit cyst nematode damage
- 1737: AgriChatUK - "Decertification: has organic agriculture lost its appeal?" discussion 18/04/13
- The effects of farming system and fertilisers on pests and natural enemies: A synthesis of current research.
- 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
- 72. Building Carbon in farm soils
- 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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