Organic farming is an alternative method of cultivation of crops without the use of harmful chemical pesticides, fertilisers, growth hormones, etc.
The use of various types of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in the fields adversely affects soil health and chemicals destroy soil micro-organisms resulting in poor soil structure and aeration and decreasing nutrient availability.
Due to eating foods produced with these chemicals, many kinds of diseases start to occur in humans.
Due to the absence of organic farming, not only the health of humans is being damaged, but also the health of the soil and environment is being contaminated.
That is why in view of the present circumstances, the attention of the people and the government is attracting towards organic farming.
Keeping this in mind, the government has also started several programs so that more and more farmers can adopt organic farming.
In this method of farming, animal-borne manure such as cow dung from animal husbandry and green manure is used to increase the fertile capacity of the land and it would not adversely affect the environment and human health.
Organic farming provides long-term benefits to people and the environment. It control pests and diseases without harming the environment.
Advantages of adopting organic farming
The use of organic manure increases the fertile capacity of the land, which increases productivity.
The use of chemical fertilizers decreases the water holding capacity of soil, which causes irrigation of crops at very short intervals.
The higher amount of nutrients are found in the product produced from organic farming.
The quality of the crop produced by organic farming is better than that of chemical farming, hence the market price is higher and the income of the farmer also increases.