soil-building


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

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To replenish lost soil minerals, Gantman relies on an elaborate soil-building routine.
Hemp is a fantastic crop with soil-building properties.
Some of the special sessions scheduled are the one day educational forum focusing on soil-building processes and another one day workshop discussing on-farm processing.
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.
They constituted an exceptional, soil-building, biomass-producing, hydrating ecosystem that occurred without hybrids, chemical fertilizers and pesticides, or tractors.
There are a total of about 66 800 tonnes of excavated materials which result mainly from the road and sewer construction - a total of about 52 700 tonnes of soil or soil-building rubble mixtures: mostly sand with minor to significant amounts of mineral impurities, single piles with clay mixed (> 90% Z1 and Z2 materials, ancillary> Z2 and Z0) - total about 12 700 tonnes rubble concrete, Rotstein (> 95% Z1 material) - a total of about 1 375 t of other materials: u.
It took awhile before the soil-building program that I developed for the vineyard starting having noticeable effects.
Hepperly says soil-building crops and composts help build carbon levels in the soil while keeping up productivity.
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.
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.
Farmers can optimize this solar-powered, soil-building, carbon-sequestering process by creating diverse pastures with plants regionally adapted to thrive in each growing season.
Put your garden to bed and tuck it in with these soil-building blankets that we have mentioned.
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.