Articles on application and production of organic fertilizers

Soil quality in organic farming

The characteristics of good soil are easy to describe, but hard to measure quantitatively. In general, good soil should contain major nutrients, have high water holding capacity, good drainage to prevent oxygen deficiency of roots in rainy seasons, and resist erosive effect of wind and water... more »

Advantages of organic technologies

It seems that productivity and economics of organic systems compared to that of traditional systems vary with crops, regions and technologies, used in research. But environmental advantages, attributed to lower rates of application of chemicals, less erosion, water conservation... more »