Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Importance of Crop Rotation

In both home gardens and huge farms, rotating vegetables is vital to keeping pests and diseases at bay. Unfortunately, many of our farms in the Midwest dedicated to commodity crops (soybeans, corn, etc.) plant the same items in the same areas year after year. The soil, depleted of certain minerals and nutrients, becomes unhealthy. To counter this, pesticides are sprayed, which end up in both our food and water supply.

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