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    Crop Rotations, Composting and Cover Crops for Organic Vegetable Production

    Kathleen Delate and, Ajay Nair (August, 2016)

    Organic production and consumption has increased to a $39.5 billion industry in the United States with over 22,000 organic farmers. Over 5.4 million acres are in organic production in the U.S., including 164,403 acres of organic vegetables, valued at $1.3 billion. The majority of organic vegetable growers incorporate crop rotations, composting, and cover crops in their operations. The following information offers a guide for including these practices to meet certified organic rules and increase the long-term sustainability of an organic farm.

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    Iowa State University Extension
    Iowa State University
    August, 2016
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