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Crop Rotation and Cover Cropping

Soil Resiliency and Health on the Organic Farm

By Seth Kroeck
Illustrated by Jocelyn Langer

Categories:
Farm & Garden

Part of the NOFA guides. This volume 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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Seth Kroeck

Seth Kroeck has been working and managing organic farms in the Northeast and California for the past eight years. He is currently working on his own farm, Crystal Spring Community Farm in Brunswick, Maine, with his wife, Maura, and their son, Griffin.

CONNECT WITH THIS AUTHOR

Seth Kroeck on EatMaineFoods.org

Crop Rotation and Cover Cropping

Pages:96 pages
Book Art:Black and white line drawings
Size: 6 x 9 inch
Publisher:Chelsea Green Publishing
Paperback: 9781603583459
Pub. Date April 15, 2011

Available In/Retail Price

Paperback, 96 pages, $15.95