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Publisher Description

Principles of organic cropping plus extensive case studies for a range of enterprises such as soybeans, wheat, citrus, nuts, coffee, strawberries, tropical fruit, sheep, cattle, vegetables and many other examples.

There is a growing demand for organic produce, and this book explores the value-adding benefits of organic practices in farming, economically and environmentally. With a scientific background and a wide range of real world case studies, this book will help you consider different methods of organic farming and how to implement them. It will show you how to farm in a way that cares for the environment, without using synthetic chemicals. 

See Organic Farming: an introduction for a thorough overview of composting, earthworms, managing pests and diseases, farm management considerations, converting to organics and certification.


Other titles in this series:

Organic Farming: An introduction

Organic Farming: Livestock


Table of Contents:

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1

Organic crops

Choosing a crop

Growing the crop

Pest and disease management

Weed management

Planning the organic orchard or crop

Marketing

Conclusion

Chapter 2

SOYBEAN: growing principles for all crops

Advantages of growing soybeans

Challenges of growing soybeans

The importance of humus

The package for crop nutrition

Monitor plant health 

The seedbed 

Crop establishment

Inoculation

Weed management

Water management

Pests

Diseases

Harvesting

Seed storage

Marketing

Economics

Chapter 3

What the farmers say

Appendix 1

Sources of biological control

Appendix 2

Soil biology assessment

Appendix 3

Useful contacts

Further Reading

GENRE
Reference
RELEASED
2011
June 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
98
Pages
PUBLISHER
Agriculture NSW
SELLER
NSW Trade & Investment
SIZE
37.8
MB

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