Agricultural system in which natural fertilizers (manure and crop residues), crop rotation, contour planting, biological insect control measures, and other techniques are used to ensure soil fertility, erosion control, and pest control.
Avoiding the use of synthetic chemicals as fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides when farming.
farming without artificial fertilisers or pesticides
Producing crops and livestock naturally by using organic fertilizer (manure, legumes, compost) and natural pest control (bugs that eat harmful bugs, plants that repel bugs, and environmental controls such as crop rotation) instead of using commercial inorganic fertilizers and synthetic pesticides and herbicides. See sustainable agriculture.
The production of crops from land that does not receive and has not received (for a stated period of time) any inorganic inputs (fertilizers, pesticides, and so on).
farming which uses agricultural waste as fertilizer and natural forms of weed control and pest management rather than chemicals
is free of synthetic chemicals. Organic farming means produced in soils of enhanced biological activity, determined by the humus level, crumb structure and feeder root development, so that plants are fed through the soil ecosystem and not primarily through soluble fertilisers added to the soil. Organic farming relies strategies such as on crop rotations, crop residues, animal manures, mechanical cultivation, approved mineral-bearing rocks and aspects of biological pest control to maintain soil productivity, to supply plant nutrients and to control insects, weeds and other pests. (Source: The Canberra Organic Growers Society.)
production of crops and livestock without the use of non-organic chemicals
according to IFOAM, employs management practices which seek to nurture ecosystems which achieve sustainable productivity, and provide weed, pest and disease control through a diverse mix of mutually dependent life forms, recycling plant and animal residues, crop selection and rotation, water management, tillage and cultivation. Organic Food is that which is produced by such farm methods.
Agricultural production system based primarily on self-regulating biological processes and natural balances. Only a very limited number of auxiliary substances (pesticides, etc) can be used.
Agricultural production system without or with only limited use of pesticides and synthetic fertilisers
Agriculture that does not use chemicals, genetic modification, or irradiation, using only natural products. The term “organic farming” was first printed in the 1940 publication, Look to the Land, by Lord Northbourne. Not just a technique, but a philosophy, as well.
Farming methods which use only organic fertilizers and avoid use of inorganic agricultural chemicals and herbicides.
Organic farming refers not to the food itself, but to how it is produced. All organic foods are required to be certified under an organic certification program. Organic farming are practices and guidelines developed and enforced individually by state. Organic farming certification requires regular inspections, fees, and reporting. Each stateâ€™s guidelines are different and accept, restrict, and prohibit different materials. The premise is to use plant, animal and naturally mined minerals and their derivatives. These methods are bio-correct or bio-intensive, focusing on management rather than material.
An approach to farming based on biological methods that avoid the use of synthetic crop or livestock production inputs; also a broadly defined philosophical approach to farming that puts value on ecological harmony, resource efficiency, and non-intensive animal husbandry practices. Farmers who wish to have their operations certified as organic so that they can label their products as organically produced currently follow standards and submit to inspection by private or state certification organizations. A National Organic Program is authorized and being developed.
Basically farming without the use of manufactured chemicals, but now conforming to very detailed production standards
A method of farming in which no pesticides, herbicides or other chemical fertilizers are used to either enhance plant growth or to control Insects.
producing foods without the use of laboratory made fertilizers, growth subtances, or pesticides
food produced without the use of synthetic chemicals and with concern for the environment.
A form of agriculture that relies on ecosystem management and attempts to reduce or eliminate external agricultural inputs, such as synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, and bans the use of animal by-products, antibiotics and sewage sludge among other practices. Source
Crop or stock farming where only natural fertilisers, pesticides and nutritional supplements are used.Hormones and synthetics checmicals are not used at all.
Cultivation without the use of artificial herbicides, fertilizers or pesticides.
Organic farming is a production system, which avoids or largely excludes the use of synthetically compounded fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators, and livestock feed additives. To the maximum extent feasible, organic farming systems rely on crop rotation, crop residues, animal manures and mechanical cultivation to maintain soil productivity and tilth, to supply plant nutrients, and to control weeds, insects and other pests.
Organic farming is a form of agriculture which avoids or largely excludes the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, plant growth regulators, and livestock feed additives. As far as possible organic farmers rely on crop rotation, crop residues, animal manures and mechanical cultivation to maintain soil productivity and tilth, to supply plant nutrients, and to control weeds, insects and other pests.