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Organic farming in AgNote

Organic farming in United States continues to increase by about 5% every year. This increase is driven by consumers choosing more organic produce at the grocery stores.

Here are some common reasons why many people choose organic products over conventional.

  • To avoid pesticides used for crop growing.
  • While genetically modified (GMO) crops may produce greater yields and are more resistant to diseases and applied chemicals, many consumers feel that is unnatural.
  • Many consumers believe that organic products are more nutritious.
  • Organic farming is known to regenerate ecosystems and the soil, while conventional farming strips the environment, destroying natural resources, and requires constant chemical supplement.
  • Organic farming supports carbon sequestration, which helps to ease rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. The primary benefit of organic crop farming versus conventional, is that it focuses on soil-based production with underlying principles of maintaining or improving soil health.

According to United States Department of Agriculture, organic sales account for over 4% of total U.S. food sales.

How AgNote can help with Organic Farming

Organic farming does come with its own challenges. To switch from conventional to organic farming is not a matter of simply turning off the chemical sprayer. Farmers must learn to manage soil nutrients without fertilizer, pest control without eliminating them and tackle weeds without herbicides. It really is a steep learning curve.

Organic farming also comes with some additional data tracking responsibilities.

AgNote can help to manage organic planting data.
  • Tag organic plantings. Tags will show up in many reports.
  • Detailed farm task tracking.
  • All plantings tagged as Organic, will be clearly visible on the plantings list with slightly green background color.
  • On field map, all Organic fields will be clearly visible by having a thick, green border around them.
  • Save files, such as product USDA certifications or product test results for crop inputs.
  • Each planting input can have files like USDA Certification attached to them.

Here are more useful record keeping tools provided by CCOF.