Saturday, May 19, 2007

Organic Farming

Remember that there is a question on ORGANIC FARMING on the paper.
Thanks to Pete Flaxman, who runs a Geography blog for his Pilot GCSE students, for posting this useful description of organic farming..

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 manure and mechanical cultivation to maintain soil productivity, supply plant nutrients, and to control weeds, insects and other pests.

You will need to do your own investigations on this subject. Start by reading the interview with the farmer in your pre-release booklet.

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