Organic horticulture and agriculture

No matter how much a man progresses, agriculture is an occupation that was, is and will always be undertaken since it suffices one of the most important basic needs of the population: food. Even as demand for organic food remains high, the farmers producing it are falling by the wayside. Hence, technology is added in this field to find ways to increase agricultural production in order to feed the ever growing demand for food due to the drastic increase in population. Therefore, many new ways and methods are being introduced in this field to harvest and cultivate the best quality crops. Organic farming can be explained as an agricultural method wherein the following techniques 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 in order to make them act as a nutrient for the soil to increase its quality.

Biological Pest Control:

A method in which living organisms are used to control pests, without or with limited use of chemicals.  

Why is Organic farming better?

Healthy soil

Planting seeds and seedlings in healthy soil is one of the most important aspects of organic farming. Organic farmers say that if you do not have healthy, nutrient-rich soil, healthy plants will not be able to grow and your farm will not be sustainable. To be a successful organic farmer, you must have an enormous amount of knowledge about farming and the environment. You must know how to look after your soil, plants and animals and make sure that they exist harmoniously together.

Ancient Romans

The ancient Romans discovered early on that to produce healthy crops, the soil must be kept rich and fertile. They achieved this by mixing animal manure into the earth; creating healthier crops.

Environment

The environment benefits because natural habitats are less threatened.

Knowing what you eat

When it comes to organic, you know exactly what’s in your food. GM crops and ingredients are banned in organic farming as are hydrogenated fats, artificial pesticides and it does not allow aspartame, tartrazine and monosodium glutamate to be used.

Learn more about the health benefits of organic fruit and veg!

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