Fact Sheet: Soil Fertility Management for Organic Grain Production

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
State: Wisconsin
Project Coordinator:
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.
Fact Sheet
Erin Silva, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.