Organic Farming: An Introduction

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NSW Agriculture, Feb 18, 2016 - Reference - 130 pages


There is a growing demand for organic produce, and this book explores the value-adding benefits of organic practices in farming, economically and environmentally. With a scientific background and a wide range of real world case studies, this book will help you consider different methods of organic farming and how to implement them. It will show you how to farm in a way that cares for the environment, without using synthetic chemicals. Includes sections on composting, earthworms, managing pests and diseases, converting to organics and certification.

Other titles in this series:

Organic Farming: Crops, Fruits and Vegetables

Organic Farming: Livestock

Table of Contents:

Introduction to organic farming Converting to organics Soil fertility Composting Earthworms Compost worms Certification Glossary Useful contacts.

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Organic farming tactics
The importance of biodiversity
Weed management
Managing pests disease and parasites
Disadvantages of organic farming
Converting to organics
Case studies
Soil fertility
Compost worms
Compost worm beds
Useful contacts
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