soil-building


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(of crops) planted to improve the quality of the soil

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Hemp is a fantastic crop with soil-building properties.
Rodale, a New York City tax accountant who turned his belief in the health and soil-building properties of organically grown food into a magazine, Organic Farming and Gardening, and that magazine into a family of health-related publications.
Hepperly, who is helping other nations implement organic farming systems, explains that using soil-building crops and compost to support cash crops helps to build soil carbon levels while keeping productivity in line with conventional systems.
Farmers are rapidly changing to no-till methods and employing various polycultures in their cropping systems to revive the natural soil-building process that occurs when a specific set of plants are grown together.
Plant soil-building green manure, such as buckwheat, vetch, peas, and clover, let it grow, and sheet mulch that with cardboard, and put straw on top.
The housing also is tied in with a broader self-sufficiency approach that encourages organic farming and soil-building techniques, Sanders said.
EPTC's Closed-loop Waste Management System converts solid animal waste into commercial grade, pathogen-free, nutrient-rich, soil-building medium and converts liquid waste into a nonpotable water to be used in the farmer's fields.
To this end, he and ARS research technician Calvin Vick at the Oxford lab have been evaluating several soil-building legumes for winter hardiness and their ability to reseed earlier than traditional cover crops like crimson clover.
Put your garden to bed and tuck it in with these soil-building blankets that we have mentioned.
EPTC's Closed-Loop Waste Management System converts solid animal waste into commercial-grade, pathogen-free, nutrient-rich, soil-building media and converts liquid waste into a non-potable water suitable for use on crops.
Because of their role in soil-building, Berry says worms are "a natural" for research by the National Soil Tilth Laboratory in Ames, where he works.
The bedding was composted, and produced an excellent soil-building material.