Farming B4

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  • Created on: 06-05-10 10:55

Organic Farming

-Produce high quality foods whilst maintaining the welfare of animals and minimising the impact on the environment.

These methods include:

  • Using natural fertilisers --> Compost/Animal manure
  • Growing nitrogen-fixing crops --> Peas or Clover
  • Rotating crops to maintain soil fertility
  • Avoiding chemcial pesticides by weeding and using biological controls
  • Varying seed planting times to discourage pests

Advantages of organic farming:

  • Crops and environment aren't damaged by fertilisers or pesticides
  • Livestock have space to roam
  • Soil erosion is limited

Disadvantages of orgainic farming:

  • Organic fertilisers take time…

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