Related ATTRA Resource:
Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) has released two new two-page organic fact sheets, Managing Soil Fertility in an Organic System and Organic Pest and Disease Management. The first is an introduction to soil fertility in organic systems, addressing soil organic matter, synthetic fertility, soil testing, fertilizers, compost, cover crops, and more best practices. The second offers an overview of simple and effective practices you can implement on your farm to minimize pest and disease pressure, such as cover crops, crop rotation, trap cropping, and a range of natural and synthetic treatments. Both fact sheets are available free online.