Organic Farming

Organic farming is an alternative agricultural system which originated early in the 20th Century in reaction to rapidly changing farming practices. An organic farm, properly speaking, is not one that uses certain methods and substances and avoids others; it is a farm whose structure is formed in imitation of the structure of a natural system that has the integrity, the independence and the benign dependence of an organism. Organic farming methods combine scientific knowledge of ecology and modern technology with traditional farming practices based on naturally occurring biological processes. Organic farming methods are studied in the field of agro ecology. The principal methods of organic farming include crop rotation, green manures and compost, biological pest control, and mechanical cultivation. These measures use the natural environment to enhance agricultural productivity: legumes are planted to fix nitrogen into the soil, natural insect predators are encouraged, crops are rotated to confuse pests and renew soil, and natural materials such as potassium bicarbonate and mulches are used to control disease and weeds.

  • Sustainable Organic Agriculture
  • Chemical Intensive Organic Agriculture
  • Organic Agriculture Yields
  • Organic Plant breeding
  • Organic Agriculture Farming

  • Sustainable Organic Agriculture
  • Chemical Intensive Organic Agriculture
  • Organic Agriculture Yields
  • Organic Plant breeding
  • Organic Agriculture Farming

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