A method of planting different crops in the same field in different years. This helps to prevent the build-up of pests and diseases, and it also helps to improve the health of the soil.
A method of planting cover crops in the off-season. Cover crops are plants that are grown to improve the health of the soil. They help to prevent erosion, add nutrients to the soil, and attract beneficial insects.
The process of breaking down organic matter into a nutrient-rich soil amendment. Compost can be used to improve the health of the soil and to reduce the need for chemical fertilizers.
Integrated pest management
A method of managing pests that uses a variety of techniques, including biological controls, cultural practices, and chemical controls.
A method of farming that does not use synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. Organic farming relies on natural methods to promote plant growth and to protect crops from pests and diseases.