Crop Rotation: Sequence Benefits and Problems
Length: 1 pages
Authors: Charles L. Mohler
Features: 2 foot by 3 foot poster
This 2 foot by 3 foot poster is based on Appendix 2: Crop Sequence Problems and Opportunities, in Crop Rotation on Organic Farms: A Planning Manual, NRAES-177, referred to as the book below. It can be used with the book to develop crop rotation sequences for all farms. The poster is distributed with a 12-page set of notes that have more information on certain sequences. The notes are also included in the book.
The letters in the table indicate potential benefits or problems when a crop on the top of the table follows a crop listed on the left. The legend on the right indicates the type of benefit or problem. The absence of a letter for a sequence means no advantages or disadvantages are known. For such a sequence, follow the general rotation guidelines in the book.
Crops are listed in three groupings: vegetable and short-lived fruit crops, field crops, and cover crops. These three groupings are indicated on the left by a red line and along the top by an orange line. Within the three groups, crops are organized by family. Family names and color codes are shown on the left. Family color codes are included under the crop names along the top of the table.
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