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Reduced Tillage and Cover Cropping Systems for Organic Vegetable Production
Healthy soils comprise the foundation for organic food and fiber production. Sustainable soil management integrates cover cropping, other organic and natural mineral inputs, and judicious tillage practices to obtain high crop yields, while building and maintaining high soil quality. This information sheet captures research by Virginia Tech and the Virginia Association for Biological Farming to develop cover crop-based, reduced-tillage systems for organic vegetable production that promote healthy soils and high yields.
Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) LS03-149, Enhancing Sustainability of Organic Broccoli Production through Integration of No-Tillage and Farmscaping, and ES06-085, Sustainable Organic No-Till Systems: A Training Program for CES and NRCS Field Professionals.
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