Planting in Raised Beds
Raised fields, raised beds, ridges, and mounds were used widely by traditional farmers for millennia. Better drainage and irrigation, enhanced fertility, and frost control are other important benefits of these systems, but planting in soil raised above the soil surface is also an important disease management practice for soilborne pathogens.
Raised beds near Bangkok, Thailand being irrigated after planting
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More traditional agricultural methods :
| Mulching |
| Slash/Mulch | Frijol Tapado / Web Blight |
| Manipulating Shade | Burning | Flooding |
| Multiple Cropping | Using Organic Amendments |
| Rotations | Fallow | Raised Beds |
| Crop Diversity | Storage Practices |
| Multistory Systems |
Comments and suggestions welcomed ...