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Basics of Organic Farming





The new trend in the agricultural market is organic farming. With the advent into healthier eating the population have began opting out for foods mostly grown out of organic farming which is free from any chemicals or genetic modification. The idea of organic farming is an archaic one which was eschewed in the year 1960 due to impotence of this farming to sustain the overgrowing population. But in the recent decade this farming has seen a gradual increase in the market share. So what are the inherent traits of organic farming that makes it so coveted in comparison with inorganic one. Allow me to enlighten you about the pros associated with organic farming.

Organic farming unlike inorganic one involves the use of employing various environmentally sustainable methods like crop rotation, use of biological control methods against pests, companion plantation and use of organic fertilizers. All such methods ensure that the fertility of the agricultural land is not degraded. Crop rotation involves the use of farming heterogeneous varieties of crops sequentially in order to ensure that the soil retains its essential nutrients and prevents soil erosion by enhancing its structure. Companion plantation involves farming compatible varieties of crops in close proximity thus bolstering their immunity towards pest attack and enhancing the yield as well. Biological control involves the methods like Importation, Augmentation and Conservation, whilst organic fertilizers include compost, bone meal and manure.

Organic farming as such is a very risky business owing to the fact that some of the practices to be followed has a high probability of backfiring, resulting in total devastation of the crop. But with meticulous practice and diligence, we can boost this kind of farming as well. Organic food products are free of any kinds of chemicals or pesticides whose effects are detrimental to the human civilization. The ban on endosulfan in kerala which was sprayed in cashew-nut plantations there is a perfect example of the dangers posed by such nefarious pesticides. We as responsible inhabitants of this world must encourage organic farming by including food grown out of organic farming in our diets.
About Author Robert Warner :

The American Joint is an organic restaurant dedicated for the cause of serving its customers with pristine organic food.


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