You may have heard of this new trend in food production called organic farming, and how it’s good for people and the environment. You may also be planning to shift toward it completely if you haven’t done so already.
You, however, may have several concerns about becoming an organic farmer, foremost of which is what to do with that big tank from a reliable API 650 fabricator, which you use to hold agrichemicals that drive away pests from your crops.
The good news is that your storage tank can hold water just as well, so you just need to have it cleaned thoroughly. You’ll then have a stock of water for the hot and dry months to sustain your plants.
And that is basically what you’ll need as an organic farmer (to go along with organic fertilizers that your farm animals will generously supply you at no extra cost)—water and lots of tender loving care.
What is organic farming?
Simply put, it’s growing crops without using chemical fertilizers and pesticides. You might be surprised that this method is as old as farming. In the past, farmers used natural materials like animal wastes to fertilize the soil and kept a watchful eye for pests that could ruin their crops. It was a tedious process that when agrichemicals were introduced, many farmers jumped at the chance to “improve” their farming methods. And undeniably, it was a success. Chemical sprays kept pests at bay, and conventional agricultural methods have spelled a boom in production.
Benefits of organic farming
But now, when there is again more emphasis on going natural, organic farming has become the in thing once more, and for a good reason.
1. Healthier produce
People can literally pluck a fruit from a plant and bite on it without expecting any adverse side effect.
2. Tastier produce
Because the plants have grown in naturally rich soil, the nutrients are well absorbed, which leads to more delicious foods and vegetables.
3. Produce don’t rot easily
Organic fruits and vegetables have tougher cellular structures, which makes them less susceptible to rotting and mold.
4. Plants are more resistant to diseases and pests
Experts have observed that pests are more attracted to weak and diseased plants.
5. Less expensive
Without having to buy agrichemicals and going all natural, farmers will have one less cost to worry about.
Going organic seems to be the direction the world is taking now. With farming, particularly, it’s securing its future by going back to the past.