Organic farming is a form of agriculture that relies on techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost, and biological pest control. Organic agriculture is an ecological production management system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. Organic farming is involved with the natural methods like crop rotation, biological pest control, compost etc. It is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs and on management practices that restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony. Organic farming is a concept with stringent guidelines for certification. There are a number of techniques that are well suited for organic cropping. In organic farming farmers are required to use traditional farming techniques along with relevant technology to help get enough produce and ease the process. The techniques are based on biological processes and usually come under the field of agro ecology. There are a number of websites that help the farmers in understanding different farming techniques. Several environmentalists and consumer protection organization have claimed that the use of synthetic pesticides not only damages the environment but also have an adverse impact on the quality of food. Pests and insects easily get adapted to the effects of the chemicals involved in them and so these pesticides lose their worth. Sooner or later it damages the health of the final consumer who unknowingly consumes a large amount of lethal chemicals and synthesized materials along with the natural food.
You can make use of organic farming to turn your dreams of safe and wholesome food into reality and the best part is it is already benefiting millions of people. The policy makers are also promoting organic farming for reasons like – sustaining rural economy, improving soil health, creating good environment etc. In India, organic farming has been in practice for decades. Organic farming is of great importance and there are a number of benefits of organic farming.
Some of the benefits of organic farming –
Organic farming is very cost effective compared to the conservative farming. Moreover, this farming is not very tiresome, time taking or difficult.
|CD at 5%||NS||NS||5.09||NS||NS||48||87|
S.R.S.Raghuwanshi, O.P.S.Raghuwanshi, M.S.Raghuwanshi and Lekhraj Yadav
J.N.K.V.V Campus College of Agriculture, Ganj Basoda, District Vidisha (M.P.) 464 221