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Organic Farming - Crops, Fruits and Vegetables

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Author:   Jennifer Laffan
Publisher:   NSW DPI
Format:   Softback
ISBN:   9780731306121
Product Id:   5121

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.

Table of Contents
  • Organic crops:

    • Choosing a crop

    • Growing the crop

    • Pest and disease management

    • Weed management

    • Planning the organic orchard or crop

    • Marketing

    • Conclusion

  • Soybean:

    • 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