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371Organic Training Days - Lesson 3

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  • Natalie Debono
    Nov 14, 2013

      NOVEMBER 2013

      Organic Training Days – Lesson 3

      Legumes and Cereals


      Legumes are the basis for Crop Rotation


      Crop rotation is the practice of growing a series of dissimilar/different types of crops in the same area in sequential seasons.


      Crop rotation gives various benefits to the soil. A traditional element of crop rotation is the replenishment of nitrogen through the use of green manure in sequence with cereals and other crops. Crop rotation also mitigates the build-up of pathogens and pests that often occurs when one species is continuously cropped, and can also improve soil structure and fertility by alternating deep-rooted and shallow-rooted plants.

      The lectures will also introduce participants to the Organic Regulation and the principles of Organic agriculture and how certification can be achieved.  We will also guide you on how to plan your planting and the preparation of the soil according to the plant type.


      Rabat – Local Council Hall.

      Sunday 17th Nov, 10.00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.

      Cereals/Legumes – Cereali/Legumi

      Clover - Silla

      Barley - Xghir

      Rye - Felu

      Grasses – Qmuh


      NEXT Sunday 24th November

      Burmarrad - Sala tal-Parrocca. (Parish Hall)

      Sunday 24th Nov, 10.00 – 11:30 A.M. The Cucurbitaceae family.

      Squash - Qara tork
      Pumpkin - Qara hamra
      Zucchini - Qarabali
      Cucumber – Hjar
      Melon – Bettieh


      The lessons are free of charge but a small donation is welcome

      For more information and booking please call

      Mario Salerno : 99425029 or John Portelli: 99423711

      Or email:  bookings@...