What is organic farming?

Organic Farming

Organic farming is the form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost and biological pest control. Organic farming uses fertilizers and pesticides but excludes or strictly limits the use of manufactured (synthetic) fertilizers, pesticides (which include herbicides, insecticides and fungicides), plant growth regulators such as hormones, livestock antibiotics, food additives, genetically modified organisms, human sewage sludge, and nanomaterials.

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The Rodale Institute - History
... Rodale became the force behind organic farming’s mainstream popularization and birth as a social movement in the United States ... practical advice in his startup magazine, Organic Farming and Gardening ... now the Rodale Institute to begin an era of regenerative, organic farm-scale research ...
Motivations For Organic Agriculture - Environmental Impact - Sustainability
... See also Sustainable agriculture Proponents of organic farming say that "conventional" farming is unsustainable, because it relies on artificial inputs (synthetic fertilizers and other chemicals ... In contrast, organic farming often utilizes intercropping, crop rotation, fallow periods, and integrated pest management to promote biodiversity and preserve the health ... The main goal of organic farming is sustainability, so organic farms seek to minimize dependence on outside resources and be self-sufficient ...
Salem International - Fields of Work - Organic Farming
... Organic agriculture and gardens belong to most of the children's villages ... farmed in accordance with the national guidelines for organic agriculture ...
Organic Farming - Critical Analysis
... Trewavas and other critics contested the notion that organic agricultural systems are more friendly to the environment and more sustainable than conventional farming systems ... Borlaug asserts that organic farming practices can at most feed 4 billion people, after expanding cropland dramatically and destroying ecosystems in the process ... Borlaug and his co-authors advocated using organic matter in addition to inorganic fertilizers in soil fertility management, but opposed advocating only organic agriculture for the ...
Agriculture In Israel - Organic Farming
... Organic produce makes up 1.5% of Israeli agricultural output, but it accounts for 13% of agricultural exports ... Israel has 70,000 dunams (70 km2) of organic fields Vegetable crops grown in open fields account for 65% of the land use, fruit orchards - 25%, hothouse ...

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