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Old 05-23-2013, 03:45 PM   #1
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Default Vegetable Rotations-Successions and Intercropping

Vegetable Rotations-Successions and Intercropping
Roland E. Roberts
Extension Vegetable Specialist
Texas Agricultural Extension Service

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Vegetable crop rotation is necessary for long term success in commercial vegetable production and home gardening. Knowledgeable vegetable growers who use correct crop rotation actually increase the productivity of their farms over many years of intensive cultivation. New gardeners soon learn that certain vegetables, planted year after year in the same plot, become diseased and decline in productivity.

The word “rotation” describes the circular motion of a wheel or shaft. Rotation also describes a planting system in which the vegetable plantings are arranged in a sequence to improve soil health and produce high quality and yield from year to year. Factors which interact to reduce garden potential when rotation is not employed are: increased soilborn diseases, nematodes, and soil insects; lower organic matter, more chance of...
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Very informative. Thank you so much for sharing
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