Introduction to Agroecology - PART 1

27 March 2019

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Phil Jarvis
Key Farming Practices: 
No Till
Minimum Tillage
Undersowing
Mixed farming
Agroforestry
Companion crops
Cover crops
Habitat creation
Integrated Pest Management

What is agroecology? Agroecology involves understanding ecological processes and applying these concepts to the design and management of agricultural production systems.

Agroecology is concerned with the maintenance of a productive agriculture that sustains yields and optimizes the use of local resources while minimizing the negative environmental and socio-economic impacts” (Miguel Altieri). 

In this month's Agricology vlog, Phil Jarvis, Farm Manger for the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust at the Allerton Project, gives an introduction to what agroecology is and what practices they employ at the Allerton Project.
The vlog is in two parts. In part 1, Phil discusses using:

- Cultivations & Rotations
- Soil Health
- Cover Crops
- Reducing Inputs

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