Better crop rotations reduce fossil fuel use

June 2010
Food & Environment Electronic Digest;2010, p4
The article discusses the significance of crop rotation. It states that farmers uses the application of crop rotation once a year in the Midwest. According to a study by Iowa State University, farm operations have extended the rotation to three to four years. It also states that the increase use of manure reduces the use of fossil fuel which helps in reducing the emissions of carbon dioxide.


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