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Sort Out Your Soil: A practical guide to green manures

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{Tool} Sort Out Your Soil: A practical guide to green manures. Creator(s): Rosenfeld, Anton and Rayns, Francis. Issuing Organisation(s): Cotswold Seeds Ltd., Garden Organic.

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Online at: https://www.cotswoldseeds.com/files/cotswoldseeds/Sort%20Out%20Your%20Soil.pdf

Summary

The booklet is a compendium of green manures species used in UK. The introduction explains the reasons why to grow green manures and the benefits they bring into the system. What follows is a guide to the choice of the species to use as green manure, with details per species (leguminous species and other species) and some comparative assessments among the species. It is focused on UK climate and farming systems but its contents can easily be used also in other temperate environments. The booklet is clear and has several photos. This tool can be used to adapt strategies for green manure to specific case.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:Which green manure to select
What solution does the tool offer?:Comparative assessment among the available species of green manures in UK and temperate environments.
Country:United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Type of Practice Tool:Leaflets & guidelines
Theme:Soil quality and fertility
Keywords:arable farming, catch crop, cover crop, green manure, legumes, soil fertility
Keywords:arable farming, catch crop, cover plants, green manure, legumes, soil fertility
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
Englisharable farminghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
Englishcatch cropshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_29684
Englishcover plantshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1936
Englishgreen manureshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3375
Englishlegumeshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_4255
Englishsoil fertilityhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7170
Englishsoil propertieshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_330883
Subjects: Soil > Soil quality
Soil
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Weed management
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > OK-Net Arable
UK > Garden Organic (HDRA)
Related Links:http://www.gardenorganic.org.uk, http://www.cotswoldseeds.com, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/30588
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Rasmussen, Ilse Ankjær
ID Code:30588
Deposited On:04 Jan 2017 20:28
Last Modified:24 Apr 2020 14:58
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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