Organic Agriculture Articles

  • Organic livestock: why you should embrace it

    The term “organic” is widely used nowadays, usually to refer to products and practices related to a healthier and more conscious lifestyle. But what about organic livestock? Learn more about the practice, its benefits and why you should start embracing it as your main production system. What is organic livestock? Organic livestock is a practice that consists on ...


    By GR Trailers LLC

  • The Value of Humic Substances in the Carbon Lifecycle of Crops

    Everyone who works in agriculture is aware of the basic lifecycle of crops: plants are seeded, they are nourished and they grow, they are harvested, and what is not consumed by (us) higher life forms is returned to the soil—where it is broken down through mineralization and by microorganisms so that it can be used to nourish the next cycle of crops. That relatively simple scenario is ...

  • Two Great Brands Grow Together as ECBVerdyol

    ErosionControlBlanket.com and Verdyol Plant Research are pleased to announce that merging of their operations, resulting in the launch of a single, more customer focused brand, ECBVerdyol. “ECBVerdyol represents the bringing together of two strong organizations, and an incredible depth of established products”, said Mark Myrowich, CEO, ECBVerdyol. “As a unified company, ...


    By Erosion Control Blanket

  • KEUDA - Case Study

    KEUDA is the leading educational organization for gardeners in Finland what comes to led lighting. First trials with led´s were started in 2014. Several varieties and plants were tested and after 2 years of succesful growing tests two greenhouses were installed with all-led ...


    By Netled Oy

  • Are Conventional Farmers Becoming Interested in Organic Practices?

    Despite the fact that farming is one of the most important human activities that brings food to our tables, it contributes significantly to global pollution. Unsustainable farm practices result in the loss of biodiversity, climate changes, erosion, and the pollution of soil and water. However, when managed in a sustainable way, farming can be a source of solutions for future demands. Organic ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Burn it no more!

    The other day I came across an old news article from 2008 about a Dutch energy plant that burns 485,000 tons of poultry litter each year, converting it into renewable electricity. Wow, I thought. That is an old-fashioned way of getting rid of poultry litter – they must be releasing some 14,550 tons nitrogen gas into the atmosphere. All this to produce 270,000 MWh of electricity, 890,000 MWh ...


    By Ductor Corp.

  • Bi-On, a product suitable for use in organic agriculture

    Bi-On, a product suitable for use in organic farming Ecological, organic or biological agriculture is a cultivation system based on the optimum use of natural resources without using synthetic chemicals or genetically modified organisms (GMOs), thus being able to produce organic foods, as well as preserving the fertility of the soil and respecting the environment. All this in a ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • This man turned an opium field into a sustainable coffee farm in Thailand

    Somsak Sriphumthong is on a caffeine-fueled mission. After years living and working abroad, the organic farmer and community leader returned to his native Thailand several years ago — during a time when the forests were being cleared for opium fields and rice plantations. Seeking a sustainable alternative, he started growing and selling organic coffee beans on reclaimed land. Why coffee? ...


    By Ensia

  • What is Your Biology Telling You? - Amoeba

    Amoeba Amoeba vary in size and move due to their “false feet”. Amoeba grow well on particulate organic material, are very hardy, and can survive in low DO environments. A bloom in amoebae can indicate an increase in particulate organic matter. Some species contain shells, which are called testate amoeba. Testate amoeba tend to occur over most F/M ranges, while the non-testate ...

  • Neonicotinoid insecticide residues in soil dust and associated parent soil in fields with a history of seed treatment use on crops in Southwestern Ontario

    Using neonicotinoid insecticides as seed treatments is a common practice in field crop production. Exposure of non‐target organisms to neonicotinoids present in various environmental matrices is debated. Concentrations of neonicotinoid residues were measured in the top 5 cm of soil and overlying soil surface dust before planting in 25 commercial fields with a history of neonicotinoid seed ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • FAO, Rabobank Foundation to scale up East Africa partnership

    Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Dutch Rabobank Foundation will expand their collaboration after two years of successful initiatives in three countries in East Africa. In 2013, FAO and Rabobank Foundation began a partnership by collaborating on projects in Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya focused on boosting food security through rural agricultural development. All three projects were ...


    By TractorExport

  • Is organic farming climate friendly?

    Think organic farming is climate friendly? You might want to think again. A study published recently in the journal Agriculture and Human Values suggests that as organic agriculture emulates conventional industrial agriculture, the environmental benefits may not be the slam-dunk that ...


    By Ensia

  • Family as an autonomous institution for local agricultural resources governance: discourse on organic agriculture development in the mountains of Nepal

    This paper focuses on the institutional dynamics of family–led organic farms in the mountains of Nepal. It is based on continuous observations and experiences of local farmers who have dedicated themselves to organic agriculture for a significant period of time. It is found that family–led organic farming can contribute significantly to the sustainable use of local agricultural resources. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Toxicity of biosolids‐derived triclosan and triclocarban to six crop species

    Biosolids are an important source of nutrients and organic matter, which are necessary for the productive cultivation of crop plants. Biosolids have been found to contain the personal care products, triclosan and triclocarban, at high concentrations relative to other pharmaceuticals and personal care products. The current study investigates whether exposure of six plant species (radish, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • It is vital to reinvigorate organic farming research

    Organic farming can deliver food sustainably, but only with compelling science to boost its use, argues Ged Buffee. With increased yields and ecological stability becoming critical concerns for agricultural development, there's ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Organic amendment of an ultisol: effects on soil properties, growth, and yield of maize in Southern Guinea savanna zone of Nigeria

    Background:The Southern Guinea savanna zone of Nigeria is characterized by inherently low soil fertility status and rapid nutrient depletion especially soil organic matter. However, this zone is characterized by abundant agricultural land and is a potential for crop production. Field experiments were conducted in order to evaluate the effects of integrated use of agricultural waste materials and ...

  • Use of vermicomposting biotechnology for recycling organic wastes in agriculture

    Recent trend of declining sustainability in agricultural production is appearing as a major threat to most of the Asian countries. To combat the situation, increasing importance is now being paid on incorporation of organic materials for rejuvenating the health condition and, hence, the productivity of these soils. Large scale availability of conventional organic manures being a big problem ...

  • Performance analysis of a co-gasifier for organic waste in agriculture

    Background:Agricultural waste has been proposed as an alternative energy resource to meet fossil fuel crisis, green house emission, and other environmental impacts worldwide. In Iran, rice husk and bagasse are main resources of biomass which can be used to produce syngas. This paper deals with a simplified model of combined gasification of coal and biomass processes considering chemical ...

  • Poultry Processing - Ave Impex, Romania - Case Study

    AVE IMPEX was found in 1994 and it is placed in North of Romania. Having a turnover of 20 mil.euro/year and a production of 14.000 tones/year, it is one of the leaders on Romanian market in its field. In 2003 at Geneva the company win “GOLD” of international award “ERA” for quality in both management and products. AVE IMPEX has implemented ISO/22000 - quality management ...


    By NCH UK Ltd

  • Different methods to derive pure silica from agriculture waste

    Rice residues are important natural resources, the management of these residues is a major challenge for environment protection. The use of different techniques to produce silica with minimal mineral contaminants having high Specific Surface Area (SSA) has been investigated. The different methods used depended on treatment of rice hulls with different dilute organic acids and hydrochloric acid, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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