Anyone who’s attended a Kerr Center horticulture workshop in the last umpteen years has been exposed to the idea that crop rotations confer numerous benefits both on the soils they’re carried out on, and on the crops that grow in those soils. Studies hot off the academic presses have just added more support to the notion.
Designing an Organic System
This is a two-page description of how the Kerr Center’s horticulture program applies the concepts of systems theory to practical management for certified organic production in the Cannon Horticulture plots. It covers bio-extensive rotations, organic supression of bermudagrass, and reduction of purchased inputs for fertility and pest control.
Author: George Kuepper