Grassland Management for Organic Farmers

Grassland Management for Organic Farmers

Paperback (27 Aug 2012) | English

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Synopsis

A comprehensive practical manual on all aspects of organic grassland management, presenting down-to-earth advice backed up by scientific explanation

Aimed primarily at organic farmers, agricultural students, and organic advisers and consultants, this guide will also be useful to the ever-increasing number of non-organic farmers wishing to move towards a low-carbon, clover-based grassland system. The author discusses making the most of clover and soil nitrogen mineralization, the role of herbs, and the efficient recycling of manures. He also covers reducing weed invasion, clean grazing systems for worm control, efficient grazing and conservation, and minimizing the environmental impact of grassland. The grass/clover ley plays a central role in most organic farms, since clover is the foundation stone for the whole farm system through its ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen. As well as providing an essential forage resource for farm livestock, grass/clover swards also form the basis of sustainable organic arable rotations.

Book information

ISBN: 9781847973870
Publisher: Crowood Press
Imprint: The Crowood Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 633.202
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 466g
Height: 157mm
Width: 234mm
Spine width: 12mm