11) It provides manure while it returns fresh organic material to the soil. This increases soil biological activities and soil health and function improves, cover crops improve soil quantity and nitrogen and reduce weed. 111). Cash crops can also benefit the physical and biological soil characteristics and soil structure potential reduce erosion. iv).
With the correct amount of nutrients, the farmer can increase his production. In addition to enhancing production, agronomy offers environmental benefits. Agronomists aid in reducing soil erosion. Their job is to help farmers in growing their crops. To grow the best crops, farmers must start with the best soil.
FSustainable crop production is in contrast to industrial crop production, G which generally relies upon monocropping (growing only one crop in a large area of land), intensive application of commercial fertilizers, heavy use of pesticides, and other inputs that are damaging to the environment, to communities, and to farm workers. In addition, sustainable crop production practices can lead to higher yields over time, with less need for expensive and environmentally damaging inputs. FSustainable crop production is a way of growing or raising food in an ecologically and ethically responsible manner. FThis includes adhering to agricultural and food production practices that do not harm the environment, that provide fair treatment to workers, and that support and sustain local communities. FSustainable crop production is in contrast to industrial crop production, G which generally relies upon monocropping (growing only one crop in a large area of land), intensive application of commercial fertilizers, heavy use of pesticides, and other inputs that are damaging to the environment, to communities, and to farm workers.
Abused soils usually require a lot more fertilization applications to produce high yields. The quality of soil can be enhanced in many different ways, such as leaving the residue of crops inside the field after harvest, plowing, or adding animal manure or composted plants. Another sustainable agriculture technique is called cover crops. Cover crops is when farmers have plants growing in the soil at all times because it helps suppress weeds, it prevents soil erosion, reduces the need for chemical inputs such as fertilizers, herbicides, and insecticides, and it enhances the soil quality
Soil Conservation Soil is highly useful to us. We grow plants and trees in it. It holds the trees in place and supply nutrients and water to the plants to grow. The top soil is very healthy for plants to grow, and therefore, farmers take good care of the top soil for better yield. However, a strong wind or heavy rains can easily remove the fertile top soil.
This means designing the farm so that key nutrients are periodically recycled into the soil, nutrients such as water, carbon, nitrogen and phosphorous . Another benefit to organic farm... ... middle of paper ... ...ncy(CFIA) is responsible for monitoring organic foods to make sure that the Canadian standards are met. Canada should proceed to support organic farming because it is healthier for the Canadians choosing to eat it. In Canada organic farming should continue taking place because it is healthier for the environment, Canadians profit from it and the food is also less disease prone. This form of agriculture prevents worsening the environment by minimizing its pollution as well as helping to sustain it.
Soil building practices such as crop rotation, intercropping, symbiotic relations, use of cover crops, organic manures and minimum digging are essential to organic farming. These practices encourage soil fauna and flora, enlightening soil formation in addition to structure and forming more steady systems. In turn, nutrients and energy cycle is increased and the absorbent capabilities of the soil for nutrients and water are improved, recompensing for the non-use of inorganic manures. Such management practices also play a significant part in soil erosion control (Watson et al 239). The time that the soil is unprotected to erosive forces is reduced, soil biodiversity is augmented, and loss of nutrients is reduced, assisting to preserve and improve soil fertility.
Furthermore, water retention improves soil quality, irrigation, and water conservation thus reducing labor that would have gone into physical fetching of water. Other benefits are and time efficiency and reduced use of machines which in turn reduce the wear and tear. In summary, the method tends to promote sustainable agriculture and reduce most of the ills associated with soil erosion on slopes such as habitat
This also led to a stable agricultural economy. As time passes, farmers had more knowledge in agriculture, so they improved plants throughout the careful selection of the best seeds. Indians farmers spent less time hunting and gathering in order to have more time for planting and harvesting. The Tehuacan people practiced slash-and-burn, which was known as milpa or swidden agriculture. The Maya people in Guatemala, Belize and Honduras developed the agriculture in the rain forest by 1200BC.
Organic Farming Agriculture is an integral part of the general development system. The development of agriculture and sustainable development are interdependent and interrelated in more than one way. Thus to maintain the sustainability of agriculture, the state government encourages the people of the state towards organic farming. Organic farming is considered necessary to conserve natural resources and safeguard our environment. It is, thus, not only eco-friendly farming but also contributes in improving the quality of fruits and vegetables which have a potential export market.