Experiment Demonstrates 110 Years Of Sustainable Agriculture

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 19:28 in Earth & Climate

Researchers have shown that a plot of land on the campus of Auburn University that has been maintained by a century old practice of sustainable farming can produce similar cotton crops to those using other methods. This 110 year old continuous field experiment, called "the Old Rotation," utilizes traditional crop rotation methods and includes winter legumes to protect the soil from winter erosion.

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