Is there a link between horticulture and crop rotation?

I want to know if you can use horticulture or even if there is even a slight link to crop rotation to describe the following: The process farmers use whereby they maintain the efficiency and nutrients of the soil. If there is a way to link them, please explain it to me and cite how you proved it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Huorticulture can use crop rotation to improve yields and quality of products.

    Crop rotation or Crop sequencing is the practice of growing a series of dissimilar types of crops in the same area in sequential seasons for various benefits such as to avoid the build up of pathogens and pests that often occurs when one species is continuously cropped. Crop rotation also seeks to balance the fertility demands of various crops to avoid excessive depletion of soil nutrients. A traditional component of crop rotation is the replenishment of nitrogen through the use of green manure**** in sequence with cereals and other crops. It is one component of polyculture. Crop rotation can also improve soil structure and fertility by alternating deep-rooted and shallow-rooted plants.

    **** In agriculture, a green manure is a type of cover crop grown primarily to add nutrients and organic matter to the soil. Typically, a green manure crop is grown for a specific period, and then plowed under and incorporated into the soil. Green manures usually perform multiple functions, that include soil improvement and soil protection:

    Leguminous green manures such as clover and vetch contain nitrogen-fixing symbiotic bacteria in root nodules that fix atmospheric nitrogen in a form that plants can use.

    Green manures increase the percentage of organic matter (biomass) in the soil, thereby improving water retention, aeration, and other soil characteristics.

    The root systems of some varieties of green manure grow deep in the soil and bring up nutrient resources unavailable to shallower-rooted crops.

    Common cover crop functions of weed suppression and prevention of soil erosion and compaction are often also taken into account when selecting and using green manures.

    Some green manure crops, when allowed to flower, provide forage for pollinating insects.

  • 4 years ago

    I can only speak about christianity, because I don't know official teachings of other religions, although I'm betting they don't teach racism. Christianity doesn't teach racism. Reading the bible doesn't give that. It is a society that is racist. They then look for anything with authority to back up their incorrect views. They use religion to do so. SOme have said that the mark of Cain was that he was made black, so racism against blacks is OK... but it doesn't say that. That is twisting scripture to serve your own needs. Additionally, while religions are sometimes some of the worst, they are sometimes some of the best. There are countless saints who have worked with other races. One doesn't try to help some race improve themselves if you think they are inferior. You are confusing official teachings and human's trying to use it falsely. There are plenty of racist non-believers as well.

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