Using Organic Amendments
Foreground - Pit for composting animal and human waste. Background - mulched raised beds (Picture courtesy of Steve Risch)
Historically, many sustainable agricultural systems incorporated large quantities of organic matter into soil. This incorporation generally resulted in less soilborne disease, in addition to other important agronomic benefits, and the practice should be recommended whenever feasible.
Chinese woman collecting organic matter for her fields
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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 ...