Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2018: $68,437.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2020
Grant Recipient: American Society of Agronomy
Region: North Central
Dr. Christopher Boomsma
American Society of Agronomy
As with many aspects of organic production, fertility management requires careful planning and a long-term outlook. A successful, cost-effective fertility management plan should minimize the purchase of off-farm inputs, while focusing on building soil health and fertility through the use of cover crops, green manures, legume cash crop phases, and crop rotation. If inputs are needed, a number of products approved for organic production are available.
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This product is associated with the project "An Introductory Virtual Training Curriculum for Crop Advisers and Extension Educators Working with Transitioning Organic Grain Crop Producers"