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Links to no-till vegetable production, no herbicide methods, small-scale methods

[Market-farming] Links to no-till vegetable production, no herbicide methods, small-scale methods

Steve Diver steved at ncat.org
Thu Jun 5 10:38:45 EDT 2003

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Yesterday I compiled a selection of papers on conservation
tillage topics relating to organic and sustainable production
methods -- from 24 years of past proceedings that have
been digitized and consolidated into an online collection
at Auburn University -- and posted it to SANET.

Subject:  Conservation tillage papers | No herbicide methods
              + Vegetable production + Small-scale + Soil quality
Date:         Wed, 4 Jun 2003 21:05:45 -0500
Sender:       Sustainable Agriculture Network Discussion Group
                <SANET-MG at LISTS.IFAS.UFL.EDU>

Of special interest is the Mitchell and Elkins paper,
"Tillage Techniques for Gardens and Small-Scale
Vegetable Production."

Also see the mechanical roller-crimper papers from
Dana Ashford; this is the tool that revolutionized
no-till in South America.

And the high residue cover crop papers by Ron Morse,
who explains biomass production needed to provided
adequate no-till weed control in the critical early season

That's pretty cool when you think about it.  These proceedings
existed in print, with access limited to people who attended
the conferences and a few agricultural libraries.  Now they are
digitized, with online papers going back to 1978.  All you have
to do is click, and next you've tapped into conservation tillage
practices for the South -- cover crops, strip cropping, soil
quality, ecosystem-based pest control -- with a selection of
papers that match the interests of vegetable, small-scale,
and organic/sustainable farmers.

Steve Diver