This presentation by George Kuepper, from the Oklahoma Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program, gives an extensive overview of setting up an organic farming system. It covers the definition and origins of organic farming, organic soil management, and the soil food web. Using the Cannon Horticulture Plots as an example, it illustrates the use of cover crops and rotations to develop a bio-extensive management system for weed control and soil fertility, and discusses possibilities for beneficial insect habitat, including pollinators. It presents several different alternative rotation plans, and points toward additional sources and resources.
Author: George Kuepper