Editor: Janet Wallace
Following the success of the first edition, COG has updated The Organic Field Crop Handbook, revising information and adding several new chapters.
The book is a practical reference guide for both organic field crop farmers and conventional farmers who are considering making the transition to organic farming. The handbook contains updated information on growing methods, organic certification and the economics of organic farming in Canada.
Organic farming methods are discussed in detail including:
The Organic Field Crop Handbook contains a detailed worksheet to help farmers develop their own crop rotations. A new chapter has been added including detailed information about intercropping. As well, the 2nd edition contains several new examples of crop rotations from farms in the Prairies, the Maritimes and Central Canada.
Approximately one third of the book is devoted to detailed descriptions of how to grow various field crops. Based on interviews with successful organic farmers from across Canada, each crop profile includes information on suitable crop rotations, intercropping, seeding rates, weed and pest control, harvesting methods and more.
The crop profiles include:
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