Crop Rotation (NRCS 328)

What is it: 

A planned sequence of crops grown on the same ground over a period of time (i.e. the rotation cycle).

Why install it: 

This practice is applied to support one or more of the following purposes:

  • Reduce sheet, rill and wind erosion.
  • Maintain or increase soil health and organic matter content.
  • Reduce water quality degradation due to excess nutrients.
  • Improve soil moisture efficiency.
  • Reduce plant pest pressures.
  • Provide feed and forage for domestic livestock.
  • Provide food and cover habitat for wildlife, including pollinator forage, and nesting.