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Organic Soil-building

Compost windrows and cover crops

“Start with the soil.”

“Feed the soil, not the crop.”

Weed the soil, not the crop.”

These are common catchphrases in organic agriculture – here are the dirt-under-the-nails details on how the Cannon Horticulture Program puts the theory of organic farming into practice.

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Cover Crops/Rotations

Use cover crops and crop rotations to build fertility, reduce pest pressure, and develop an organic no-till system. Learn more.

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Compost

How to make and use compost and related soil amendments (vermicompost, compost tea, etc.). Learn more.

biochar-landing

Biochar

What is biochar? What materials are best for making it? How can it be used? Learn more.

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