Crop Rotation and Cover Cropping: Soil Resiliency and Health on the Organic Farm (Organic Principles and Practices Handbook) (Paperback)
In Crop Rotation and Cover Cropping, you can learn some of the thinking behind--and the actual nuts and bolts of--laying out a rotation for your farm.
This volume, part of the NOFA guides, covers:
- Historical roots of cover-crop techniques
- Thinking beyond this season's cash crop (disease and pest reduction, weed suppression, cash vs. cover crops)
- What is a good rotation? (mapping the farm, grouping crops, sample groupings)
- The economics of rotations and cover cropping (organizing your work, reducing labor inputs, land and cover-crop seed costs)
Including on-farm examples and detailed appendices.