Unformatted text preview: lost chemicals and minerals as well; however, they are not free and often not as effective as a good crop-rotation program. Controlling Insects Insects can hibernate in your soil when you till, plow, or turn your garden over. Those insects reawaken in the spring hungry to reinfest your crop unless you plant something different that does not attract them. Preventing Disease Plant diseases can also hibernate in plant leaves and vines under your soil. You can help guard against this by removing and destroying any diseased plants and rotating your crops. How to Rotate Crops You should rotate crops on a three- to four-year cycle. Rotate them every year so a crop of, say, corn planted this year is not planted in the same field for the next two or three years. Ideally, you should plant altogether different crops each year because insects and disease that affect one crop will also likely affect similar crops....
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- Rotation, Turn, Tyler Liebnau