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Crop Rotation and Cover Cropping Soil Resiliency and Health on the Organic Farm

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ISBN-10: 1603583459

ISBN-13: 9781603583459

Edition: 2011 (Revised)

Authors: Seth Kroeck, Jocelyn Langer

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date: 4/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Historical Roots
Thinking Beyond This Season's Cash Crop
Why Make the Effort?
Weed Control
Animal Factors
Cash and Cover Crops
What Is a Good Rotation?
Create a Map of Your Farm
Grouping Crops
Compiling Your Crop Groupings and Adding Them to the Map
Sample Groupings/Rotations on a Hypothetical Farm
The Economics of Rotations and Cover Cropping
Organizing Your Work
Reducing Inputs and Labor through Soil Improvement
Costs of Establishing a Rotation with Cover Crops
Two On-Farm Examples
Eileen Droescher, Ol'Turtle Farm, Easthampton, Massachusetts
David Colson, New Leaf Farm, Durham, Maine
Appendix: Rotations, Cover Crops, and Green Manures (Excerpts from The Real Dirt)
Internet Sources
About the Author and Illustrator