Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 9, Special Issue 5 (2020)
Review on truth of organic farming
TJ Patel, VD Vora, DS Hirpara, HR Vadar, DP Sanepara, VL Modhavadiya, PD Vekariya and KS Jotangiya
In order to mitigate food grain shortage in India, after the independence and make the country self reliant in terms of food grain production, high yielding varieties, chemical fertilizers, irrigation and pesticides were introduced. Intensive farming with these recourses terms as green revolution effectively resolved the problem of India’s food shortage. But the indiscriminate and excessive use of chemical fertilizer, high irrigation and pesticides adversely affect the soil health, plant health, environment and ultimately the sustainability of agricultural production as results of toxic effect of chemicals and pesticides. Therefore, scientists are reassessing the agricultural practices which are more relied on biological inputs rather than heavy usage of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Organic farming could be the alternative to regular conventional farming which provides quality food without affecting adversely the soil health and environment as per some of the reviews. Some of the scientists distress the large scale conversion to organic agriculture which may results in food shortage with the present state of knowledge and technology. But on long run organic farming offer more advantage over conventional agriculture. Some research shows that organic farming is economically feasible and some shows not feasible. But to achieve sustainable food security, ecologically and economically feasible farming, it is concluded to use integrated management approach with organic farming practices.
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TJ Patel, VD Vora, DS Hirpara, HR Vadar, DP Sanepara, VL Modhavadiya, PD Vekariya and KS Jotangiya. Review on truth of organic farming. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(5S):827-830.