Lesson 3 – MOAM Crop rotation

imageLegumes 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
It doesn’t stop there,
Burmarrad – Sala tal-Parrocca. (Parish Hall) Sunday 24th Nov, 10.00 – 11:30 A.M We will cover the Cucurbitaceae family.
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@moam.org.mt
Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)

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