Nutrient Management in Organic Fruit Production Assessment 1 Answer
Nutrient management in organic fruit production
Assignment 1: Organic farming overview
Organic plant farming has been practiced since ages, which involves a method of farming and including the natural manure and fertilizers to cultivate the land. It is the practice that can be used to raise the crops by keeping the soil alive and help in the good health by integrating the organic wastes (crop, animal and farm waste along with the aquatic wastes) (Abad,2019).
The benefit is to have the biological materials and include the beneficial microbes (biofertilizers) that can release the nutrients to crops and ensure an increased sustainable production within the eco-friendly pollution free environment.
Source (Brilli, 2019)
Organic Plant farming from the lens of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is defined as the system of synthetic inputs (comprises of the fertilizers, pesticides, hormone along with the feed additives etc.) that can extensively integrate the crop rotations, crop residues along with the animal manures and the various off-farm organic waste, mineral grade rock additives and the biological system of nutrient mobilization and plant protection”.
- It protects the long term fertility of soils and provides a nurturing ways of organic matter levels, along with the soil biological activity, and careful mechanical intervention
- Providing crop nutrients and ensuring a relatively insoluble nutrient sources that can be helpful in the availability of the plant through the action of soil micro-organisms
- Nitrogen self-sufficiency and include the use of legumes and biological nitrogen fixation, and providing an effective way of recycling of organic materials that can work of the crop residues and livestock manures
- Weed, disease and pest control focus on the crop rotations, natural predators and diversity, organic manuring (Campbell, 2019),
Advantages of organic farming
- To maintain environment health and work on reducing the level of pollution.
- It ensures that the human and animal health hazards through the consistent level of residues within the product.
- It helps in reducing the agricultural production at a sustainable level.
- Consistently works on the cost of agricultural production along with improving the soil health.
- Ensures to provide a way through the optimum utilization of natural resources that can work for the short-term benefit and help in conserving the future generation
- Nutrient management in organic farming
- Weed management in organic farming
- Insect pest management
- Diseases management in organic farming
- Limitations and implications of Organic farming