Organic farming?

  Organic farming is both a philosophy and a system of agricultural production. Its roots are to be found in certain values that closely reflect the ecological and social realities. Organic agriculture is a production method that takes into account the traditional knowledge of farmers and integrates the …

Organic Fertilizers

In the twentieth century numerous studies were made on the role of organic matter in defining soil fertility. Experimental fields were established in Rothamstead England (1843), Morrow, the U.S. (1876) Askov, Denmark (1894), Halle / Saale, Germany, Groningen, Netherlands, Dehéreim, France, Fundulea, Podu …

Organic Certification

International standards The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) has produced a set of international organic standards, laid down by people from many countries. These give guidelines about what organic farming is and how it should be practised on the farm.   International …

Advantages and Disadvantages Organic Farming

Advantages and Disadvantages Organic Farming Despite the good things about organic farming why do most farmers still operate by industrialized agriculture? Here we explore the pros and cons organic farming presents for consumers and producers, as well as examining the environmental effects of organic farming. …

Organic Farming Methods

Organic farming can be explained as an agricultural method wherein the following methods are used: Crop Rotation: A technique to grow various kinds of crops in the same area, according to different seasons, in a sequential manner Green Manure: Refers to the dying plants that are uprooted and stuffed into the soil …

Organic Seeds

When you buy organic seed, you have the assurance that the seed was grown without synthetic chemicals and you are supporting farms and companies that are committed to organic agriculture with your purchase. The importance of organic seed is often overshadowed by the importance of organic food; since food goes …

Organic agriculture in India

Organic agriculture in India As per Govt. of India figures of 2013-14, 11.8 million acres of land in India is under organic certification, though this is largely for forest collections. Around 1.8 million acres is cultivable land is under organic certification. The total production of organic products in India as …

USDA Organic

  Organic Standards   The organic standards describe the specific requirements that must be verified by a USDA-accredited certifying agent before products can be labeled USDA organic. Overall, organic operations must demonstrate that they are protecting natural resources, conserving biodiversity, and using only …

Organic Soil

To produce a healthy crop an organic farmer needs to manage the soil well. This involves considering soil life, soil nutrients and soil structure. Artificial fertilisers provide only short term nutrient supply to crops. They encourage plants to grow quickly but with soft growth which is less able to withstand …

Organic Compost

Compost is organic matter (plant and animal residues) which has been rotted down by the action of bacteria and other organisms, over a period of time. Materials such as leaves, fruit skins and animal manures can be used to make compost. Compost is cheap, easy to make and is a very effective material that can be …