Companion Planting

Companion Planting

Photo by Douglas Gayeton

Companion Planting

Location: Crystal Organic Farm
Featuring: Organic Farmer Mark and NRCS District Conservationist Dennis

"What distinguishes an organic farm from a conventional farm is the things that you use and the things you're putting in the ground."
-Mark

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service can provide organic farmers with technical assistance, including guidance on how to tackle pests without the use of pesticides.

The introduction of companion plants can disrupt the movement of pests from one plant to the next. Companion plants can also provide protective shelter, with taller plants giving shade to sun-sensitive shorter plants or serving as a windbreak. They can also create the opportunity to grow additional levels of crops in the same space, which may increases overall yields.

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