Crop rotation

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Brassicas

Roots

Legumes

Roots

Legumes

Brassicas

Legumes

Brassicas

Roots

Crop rotation is practiced to assist in the control of natural build up of species specific soil borne pests and diseases. It is also used to allow different layers of the soil to recover from nutrient loss. Brassicas use a lot of nitrogen and use nutrients in the top layer of the soil. Roots use nutrients from deeper down in the soil. Legumes hold nitrogen in the soil.

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