November 28, 2017 Chief Editor 278 189

Conventional Farming vs Organic Farming

Organic and conventional agriculture belonged to two different paradigms. The fundamental difference between the two competing agricultural paradigms as follows Conventional Farming Organic Farming Centralization Decentralization Dependence Independence Competition Community Domination of nature Harmony with nature Specialisation Diversity Exploitation Restraint In contrast, several agro-ecologically based researchers stress more the fluid transition between conventional, integrated and […]

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November 28, 2017 Chief Editor 278 189

Principles in Organic Farming

The four principles of organic agriculture are as follows: Principle of health Organic Agriculture should sustain and enhance the health of soil, plant, animal, human and planet as one and indivisible. This principle points out that the health of individuals and communities cannot be separated from the health of ecosystems – healthy soils produce healthy […]

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November 27, 2017 Chief Editor 278 189

What is organic farming?

Organic farming system in India is not new and is being followed from ancient time. It is a method of farming system which primarily aimed at cultivating the land and raising crops in such a way, as to keep the soil alive and in good health by use of organic wastes (crop, animal and farm […]

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November 27, 2017 Chief Editor 278 189

10 Steps to a Successful Organic Transition

The transition from conventional to organic farming requires numerous changes. One of the biggest changes is in the mindset of the farmer. Conventional approaches often involve the use of quick-fix remedies that, unfortunately, rarely address the cause of the problem. Transitioning farmers generally spend too much time worrying about replacing synthetic input with allowable organic […]

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November 27, 2017 Chief Editor 278 189

Organic farming and cultivation of fruits

Organic fruit production essentially excludes the use of many inputs associated with modern farming, most notably synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. To the maximum extent possible, organic farming systems rely upon crop rotations, crop residues, animal manures, legumes, green manures, off-farm organic wastes, mechanical cultivation, mineral- bearing rock powders and biological pest control. These components maintain […]

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