The Simple Guide to Organic Farming
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What is Organic Farming?
Organic farming started in the 20th century.
It accounts for nearly 70 million hectares globally.
Organic farming is done by growing foods using natural fertilizers. This includes compost manure, green manure, and bone meal.
Techniques are also way different. Organic farming relies on the principles of Integrated Pest Management also called IPM. This is to avoid crop damage without the use of pesticides.
Organic agricultural methods are internationally regulated and legally enforced by many nations - as per the research. They are part of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM).
The founder of Organic agriculture, Sir Albert Howard, developed his theory of organic farming while directing agricultural research centers in India. He practiced methods of soil conditioning. Howard was impressed by the composted organic matter and manure which produced an excellent quality of vegetables. Based on his studies, he also wrote a book, An Agricultural Testament --- which explained the basic theories of organic agriculture throughout the western world.
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