Practical No-Till Farming A Quick and Dirty Guide to Organic Vegetable and Flower Growing

Andrew Mefferd (Author)


Publisher: New Society Publishers
Format: Book
Binding: pb
Pages: 240
Released: November 1, 2022
ISBN-13: 9780865719668

Do less, produce more, and grow soil that feeds crops using chemical-free, organic no-till methods

Andrew Mefferd, veteran farmer, author of The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution, and editor of Growing for Market magazine, brings you the ultimate guide to getting started with no-till farming.

Yet there are many ways to do no-till, including mulching with compost, cardboard, straw, silage tarps, and more. Plus plenty of conflicting advice on how to get started.

Practical No-Till Farming is here to help, sorting the wheat from the chaff and the horse manure from the plastic mulch. Coverage includes:

  • How to assess your farm for no-till options considering climate, soil, and crop selection

  • Assessment of common no-till methods, including pros and cons, materials, and the relative costs

  • A decision-making matrix for choosing the most appropriate methods for your context

  • How-to for each no-till method, including what to do and when

  • Dealing with bindweed, symphylans, and other difficult weeds and pests

  • Maximizing productivity of no-till beds

  • Special coverage of both organic vegetable and flower no-till market farming

  • Ideal for small-scale growers everywhere

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