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The beauty of cover crops

publication date: Jul 1, 2004
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Building and maintaining soil fertility is one of the most important tasks of any farmer. Organic farmers in particular face new challenges in finding a good source of fertility. Since the new federal organic standards were passed, the use of both compost and manure has become more tightly regulated. With the new restrictions on using the old classics, many farmers have moved to using processed fish fertilizers such as Bio-gro as their main fertility source. This type of fertility is reliable and easy to apply, but it can hardly be called sustainable.

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