Organic Vegetable Production


Type: Factsheet
Knowledge level: Introductory

Farm Table says:

Easy to read, comprehensive introduction to managing soils and establishing organic crops.


Soil management and crop establishment

For a successful vegetable production, a proper soil management and crop establishment should be taken into practice. This fact sheet is written through the NSW government and provides information on how to achieve this smoothly.

The key points include:

  • soil fertility and crop nutrition – Organic farming starts with the soil
  • organic soil conversion phases
  • increasing biological activity
  • green manuring
  • permanent swards and pastures
  • compost
  • rock dusts and re-mineralisation
  • improvements to soil structure
  • correcting deficiencies organically
  • role of livestock on soil nutrition
  • determining crop nutrient requirements
  • soil preparation and planting
  • irrigation
  • post-harvest management and marketing

In conclusion, the fact sheet states that becoming organic involves developing both long-term and short-term strategies to improve soil health and to supply crop nutrition.

2010 - Australia - DPI NSW
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