Questions and Answers
Why is it important crop rotation in organic farming?
Lands on which over the years has grown the same kind of plant lost its natural fertility. It is therefore necessary cultivation of different crops, crop rotation. If after a plant with limited requirements for nutrients is a plant that needs lots of nutrients, soil is not exhausted and remains fertile. Thus organic farming is not planted grain annually at the same place, and leafy plants such as sunflower and pumpkin, followed by "fastidious" cereals. Another important task performed in rotation of pests and weeds: if the soil is healthy, appear far less pests and weeds.
What is fertilization in organic farming?
For our biozemedeltsi fertilization in organic farming is to provide all those nutrients in the soil of life from which it needs for health and fertility. In order not to destroy this life, the producers give up all chemical-synthetic and use organic fertilizers such as manure, compost, liquid fertilizer. Another form of fertilization in organic farming is called. green manure. As these plants are planted, the soil receives important nutrients.
Why organic farming is against genetic engineering?
In organic farming animals and plants are grown according to their type, and protecting the environment over time. Encroachment on nature, not just to know its effects, just as few belong to the spirit of the growing organic farming as production of food, whose effects on humans have not been studied scientifically in any way. Therefore, organic agriculture strongly denies genetic engineering in agriculture and advocates therefore, humans and the environment are not exposed to unnecessary risks.
All you holding both must become "organic"?
No. The farmer can make so much of the economy as it deems necessary. It is however clear distinction between areas and to be described in the documents for inspection body. (8, Regulation 22/2001)
Where can I find information about organic production methods?
Agrolink Association will gladly answer any questions related to transition and production of organic way of farming. You can write to us and available at:
Yanko Sakazov № 50
tel. / fax: +359 2 943 15 11