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Home  >  Soils & Compost  >   Biodynamic Farming & Compost Preparation (Summary)

Biodynamic Farming & Compost Preparation


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By Steve Diver

Published 1999

Updated 1999

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Introduction

Biodynamic agriculture was the first ecological farming system to arise in response to commercial fertilizers and specialized agriculture after the turn of the century, yet it remains largely unknown to the modern farmer and land-grant university system. The contribution of biodynamics to organic agriculture is significant, however, and warrants more attention. This publication provides an overview of biodynamic farming and includes additional details and resources on the specialized practice of biodynamic composting.

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Biodynamic Preparations
Biodynamic Compost
Cover Crops and Green Manures
Crop Rotations and Companion Planting
Liquid Manures and Herbal Teas
Planetary Influences
Community Supported Agriculture
Food Quality
Research into Biodynamics
Journals and Newsletters
Summary
References
Contacts
Suggested Reading on Biodynamic Farming
Suggested Reading on Biodynamic Compost
World Wide Web Links
Videos
Publishers/Distributors of Biodynamic Literature
Appendix I: Objectives in Biodynamic and Conventional Farming
Appendix II: Yield and Quality Under the Influence of Polar Opposite Growth Factors
Appendix III: Agriculture Paradigms (tables 1-4)

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