|Tasmanian Organic-Dynamic Producers Inc|
|Is It Organic?|
|What do I do?|
The principle of organic agriculture is that a healthy plant grows from healthy soil and is, therefore, more resistant to pests and diseases allowing the producer to avoid the use of synthetic fertilisers or chemical pesticides.
Organic farmers may utilise many techniques as part of their sound management practises. For example, principles of mulching, soil cultivation, crop rotation, legume crops, and the creation of a balanced environment e.g. multiple species shelter belts, are all important elements of successful organic management.
Organic growers maintain the long-term fertility of the soil by fostering the biological activity through replenishing organic matter, balancing mineral levels and increasing microbial life.
There are five main benefits: