Tipsheet: Crop Rotation in Organic Farming Systems


Crop rotation—planting a different crop on a particular piece of land each growing season—is required in organic crop production because it is such a useful tool in preventing soil diseases, insect pests, weed problems, and for building healthy soils. This publication identifies the general principles that guide crop rotation, identifies USDA Organic Regulations that relate to crop rotation standards, and provides suggested crop rotation planning steps.

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