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Journal of Organic Systems Vol. 10(1) 2015. Editorial: Personal priorities for organics to realise its potential Growth and yield of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) as influenced by NPK, jatropha cake and organomineral fertiliser on an Alfisol in Ilorin, Southern Guinea Savanna of Nigeria The effect of organic fertilizers on growth and yield of broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica Plenck cv.

Journal of Organic Systems Vol. 10(1) 2015

Top Green) Economic costs and returns from organic farming in Oyo state, Nigeria This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Archives Abstracts Abstracts are in HTML format and are summaries of the content of the Full Text of papers. Full Text All documents labelled Full Text, Editorial or Book Review are PDF files. Natural Organic Foods, Recipes and Healthy Living. Organic chart Jan 2016. Meet This Third-Generation Farmer Who Converted His 1,400 Acres to Growing Organic Food » Page 2 of 2. Unconventional Klaas — BOOMTOWN TABLE. “The weed that bothered us the most was velvet leaf.

Unconventional Klaas — BOOMTOWN TABLE

It seemed unstoppable. But within six years of changing our farm, changing our rotations (and) changing our inputs, velvet leaf started getting smaller and smaller every year. And we started seeing a disease on it. " Advancing Eco-Agriculture. 1. Healthy Plants Resist Insects and Disease We understand that animals and people have an immune system that is our natural defense against pathogens. For our immune system to function properly and fulfill its purpose, it needs to be supported with the proper nutrition.

If nutritional elements are lacking, or not properly balanced, the immune system’s ability to perform is compromised. This same concept holds true for plants. The Antidote to Farmer Suicide in Southern India » Page 2 of 2. Read page 1 It was about this time that Krishnappa learned of a workshop to teach farmers an alternative to the chemical-based mono-cropping techniques, a central feature of the Green Revolution that has led to a decline in the total number of small landholders, an increase in the costs associated with farming, and a decrease in the amount of land used to grow food for local consumption in favor of cash crops.

The Antidote to Farmer Suicide in Southern India » Page 2 of 2

The Green Revolution has proven to be a false panacea, whose promise of a reduction of hunger and poverty was short lived. Natural Weed Control For A Healthy Garden. (Before It's News) The more we learn about herbicides and pesticides, the more we realize that they’re REALLY bad for both us and the environment.

Natural Weed Control For A Healthy Garden

However, you can’t just let the weeds take over either. They’ll steal all of the moisture and nutrients from the soil and your plants won’t thrive. What’s the alternative, though? Is there such a thing as natural weed control for your garden? No GMOs for the Gambia ever, declares president. Roots Up - Ethiopia - Self-sufficient farming communities.

South Australia Does This to Increase Crop Yields 300% Without GMOs. Heather Callaghan, ContributorWaking Times Why would you go for seven per cent when you can get 50 to 100 per cent increases in yield without having to use genetically modified seeds?

South Australia Does This to Increase Crop Yields 300% Without GMOs

The South Australian Agriculture Minister has just reported “amazing” results after trialing a new soil program. Minister Leon Bignell describes using technology that works with the soil and other organic matter. Have You Discovered the Dirty Little Secret of Almonds? Barbara Minton, Natural SocietyWaking Times Research shows which brands to choose.

Have You Discovered the Dirty Little Secret of Almonds?

There is no doubt that almonds were once one of the healthiest foods on Earth; there are many health benefits of almonds. But before you buy almonds today, here is something you should know: most of the almonds sold in the U.S. have been fumigated with propylene oxide, a chemical that even the CDC has admitted causes cancer. In 2007, it became illegal for raw almonds to be sold in the U.S. What brought about this law was an outbreak of Salmonella in Canada that was traced back to an almond grower in California. But a second surprising outbreak of Salmonella occurred shortly after, and several government agencies got together to mandate treatment so there would be no more Salmonella outbreaks. Concerns Over Organic Commodity Check-off Proposal Swirling in Advance of Nation’s Largest Organic Farming Conference. Proposal by Industry Trade/Lobby Group Could Tax Farmers for Research and Promotion La Crosse, WI – As organic farmers and enthusiasts begin gathering for the nation’s largest organic farming conference in La Crosse, Wisconsin, a number of questions and concerns are being posed about a proposal to create a federal market order and commodity check-off program for organics.

Concerns Over Organic Commodity Check-off Proposal Swirling in Advance of Nation’s Largest Organic Farming Conference

The plan is being pushed by the Organic Trade Association (OTA), an industry lobby group dominated by large food processors, marketers and retailers. The OTA plan would create a USDA market order to assess participants in the organic industry for promotion/marketing campaigns and research projects. The OTA estimates the proposal would raise an estimated $30 million. Denmark Launches Huge Organic Venture To Double Organic Farming by 2020. MIKE BARRETT | Naturalsociety | Feb 8th 2015 Over in Denmark, the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries is working toward what has been deemed the ‘world’s most ambitious’ plan for surging organic food across the country.

Denmark Launches Huge Organic Venture To Double Organic Farming by 2020

Excitingly, the new strategy involves doubling organic farming in order to serve more organic food in the nation’s public institutions. The Danish government announced a 67-point plan, Økologiplan Danmark, that focuses heavily on a more organic public sector. The government has committed a total of 400 million kroner ($60.8 million) to its action plan, the full details of which can be read here (in Danish). “In order to achieve our goals, which are the most ambitious in the West, the public sector needs to lead the way.