the difference between intercropping and companion planting

In nearly all healthy ecosystems, there is an intricate network of living organisms that coexist and provide balance to the environment. Modern approaches to agriculture counter this balance and embrace monoculture production. Within monoculture systems, there is only one type of crop which opens the crop to a number of problems, like pest infestations or disease, that result in crop damage or … Continue reading the difference between intercropping and companion planting

Organic 101: Organic Seeds Are Fundamental Right from the Start

Posted by Miles McEvoy, Deputy Administrator of the National Organic Program, on December 18, 2014 at 4:00 PM Like other organic products, seeds used in organic agriculture cannot be genetically engineered or be treated with prohibited substances. This is the twenty-second installment of the Organic 101 series that explores different aspects of the USDA organic … Continue reading Organic 101: Organic Seeds Are Fundamental Right from the Start