Crop rotation

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Crop rotation is the practice of growing a series of dissimilar/different types of crops in the same area in sequential seasons. It gives various benefits to the soil. A traditional element of crop rotation is the replenishment of nitrogen through the use of green manure in sequence with cereals and other crops. Crop rotation also mitigates the build-up of pathogens and pests that often occurs when one species is continuously cropped, and can also improve soil structure and fertility by alternating deep-rooted and shallow-rooted plants. Can be used in combination with other measures where these are compatible with crop choice.
- Based on Stella definitions, adapted by NWRM project experts and validated by the European Commission

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Last updated: 04 Mar 2015 | Top