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Advantage of Organic Farming - magnolia - 11-05-2020

Over the years, the demand for organic food has increased. Once thought to be accessible only to the wealthy, it is now gaining popularity not only among consumers but also among growers. And as a community that believes that organic is the way to improve not just our health but also the health of our land, here are some advantages that this method of farming presents.

1. Organic farming is an eco-friendly method of farming which promotes healthier soil.

The process involved in the method of organic farming helps store carbon in soils. The process also reduces the utilization of petroleum-based products, which means fewer greenhouse gas emissions to consider.

Organic farming also promotes the employment of natural pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers within the cultivation process. The dearth of chemicals in this process helps the soil retain its nutrients for an extended period as opposed to using its chemical counterpart.

Farmers also use the crop rotation pattern of cultivation to maintain the health of the soil as growing the same crop repeatedly would affect the nutrient level of the soil.  Soil affects the whole world, which means that organically grown crops support better overall soil health.

2. Produces foods that are better for you.
As there are no preservatives being added to make it last long; the food produced is fresher and healthier in nature. Standard methods of farming may produce a greater quantity of food items, but organic farming improves the overall quality of the food.

3. Supports pollinating insects.
Farmers that use organic methods avoid the use of synthetic agents that pose a high risk of harm to the pollinating insects that supports the crop systems all over the world.

4. Improves plants resistance to pests and disease.
Soil that has not been treated with chemicals have a natural profile of disease resistance. This encourages the plants to become naturally disease & pest resistant as they have a stronger immune profile. In an optimal condition, their defence mechanism will work to repel invaders.

5. Uses natural fertilizers to encourage better yields.
Unlike natural farming that lets nature run its course, organic farmers use a variety of soil fertility methods to support the growth of their crops. The use of green manure, worm farming, and compost application help strengthen the stability of the soil while also managing pests, weeds, and other potential hazards that workers encounter during the growing season.

6. Lower capital investment
Typically organic farming doesn’t require the same high capital investment as conventional farming. Especially when you consider the expense of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and genetically modified seed. As an organic farmer, you'll avoid these costs from the beginning reducing your initial investment.