COG’s Third Edition of the Organic Field Crop Handbook
The Organic Field Crop Handbook – 3rd Edition, provides a road map to field crop producers who aspire to improve the environmental sustainability and profitability of their farming operations. It is intended for organic farmers as well as for producers who want to reduce their reliance on external inputs while improving knowledge of non-chemical weed management and natural methods to enhance soil fertility. Academics and extension workers will find these pages packed with the latest science (at the time of writing) and best management practices for organic field crop production. The handbook provides the theoretical foundation as well as practical production guidance for the cultivation of the key organic field crops grown in North America.
This handbook is divided into five sections. Section One covers the principles upon which organic management practices are based along with an overview of the organic certification process. Section Two focuses on soil management, Section Three on weed and pest management, while Section Four is written to help producers to understand how to design an effective organic field crop rotation. Section Five provides practical tips for growing the key organic field crops of North America.