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Practice Code: 328
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)
Conservation crop rotation is the practice of growing various crops on the same piece of land in a planned sequence.
Using a proper conservation cropping rotation helps a farmer manage livestock ration needs
Farming with Crop Residues, a brochure published by the NRCS, presents photographs of various percentages of ground cover that can be expected using different tillage techniques.
The Big Flats Plant Materials Center in Big Flats, New York has published the following guide for corn producers.
Cover Crops in Corn - A Guide for Corn Producers
Support Documents for this conservation practice are available for download from an abbreviated version of Section IV of the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG).
All support documents associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide Web site.
This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:
Contour Farming (330)
Cover Crop (340)
Mulching (with organic materials) (484)
Mulching (with plastic) (484)
Residue and Tillage Management, No-Till/Strip Till/Direct Seed (329)
Residue and Tillage Management, Ridge Till (346)
Residue Management, Seasonal (344)
If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.
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