371Organic Training Days - Lesson 3
- Nov 14, 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
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