ORGANIC FARMING & FERTILIZING
Organic farming works in harmony with nature rather than against it. This involves using techniques to achieve good crop yields without harming the natural environment or the people who live and work in it. The methods and materials that organic farmers use are summarized as follows:
TO KEEP AND BUILD GOOD SOIL STRUCTURE AND FERTILITY:
- Recycled and composted crop wastes and animal manures
- The right soil cultivation at the right time
- Crop rotation
- Green manure and legumes
- Mulching on the soil surface
TO CONTROL PEST, DISEASES AND WEEDS:
- Careful planning and crop choice
- The use of resistant crops
- Good cultivation practice
- Crop rotation
- Encouraging useful predators that eat pests
- Increasing genetic diversity
- Using natural pesticides.
Organic farming does not mean going back to traditional methods. Many of the farming methods used in the past are still useful today. Organic farming takes the best of these and combines them with modern scientific knowledge.
Organic farmers do not leave their farms to be taken over by nature; they use all the knowledge, techniques and materials available to work with nature. In this way the farmer creates a healthy balance between nature and farming, where crops and animals can grow and thrive.
Wood Vinegar is one key component to organic farming and fertilizing because of it’s benefits and lack of negative effects. Wood Vinegar is a natural extract from woods. It is used in agriculture and animal fodders. It is a good choice for organic farming. The natural contents make it an attractive alternative to chemical pesticides and fertilizers. Furthermore it is non-toxic and biodegradable.