Designing Crop Rotations

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Planning multi-year crop rotations is part of effectively managing weeds and building soil fertility in an organic system.

Crop Rotation Planning

Crop Rotation key to increasing nutrient content of grain crops – Article by Joanne Thiessen Martens on benefits of crop rotation on nutrient content.
Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada. 2008

Making good use of organic crop rotations – Article by Brenda Frick on the effectiveness of crop rotation on weed management and soil fertility.
Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada.

Long-term crop rotation research yields results – Article by Brenda Frick summarizing long-term studies on crop rotation.
Western Producer. 2004

Crop rotation: the 19 year Glenlea study – Article by Stuart McMillan the provides an overview of a long-term study on organic production
Canadian Organic Growers. 2012

SYSTEMS DESIGN FOR SOIL FERTILITY

Joanne Thiessen Martens, part of the Natural Systems Farming team at the University of Manitoba tells us what can be done to manage nutrients on organic farms in Manitoba.

SYSTEMS DESIGN FOR WEED MANAGEMENT IN ORGANIC PRODUCTION

A presentation given by Brenda Frick as part of the Organic Transition Workshop at the Manitoba Ag Days 2016.

Natural Systems Agriculture on the Canadian Prairies

A recorded webinar with Dr. Martin Entz on strategies for designing your organic farming system. Recorded for the Western Canadian Organic Webinar Series in 2013.