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Specific Topics: Crops

Organic Pest Management

Organic farmers identify the conditions that allow weeds and pest to thrive and try to create more favourable conditions. The key to managing pests and weeds on organic farms is to reduce their impact by using different management practices.
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Conventional or Organic Fertilizer

The nutrients used by plants to support healthy growth are the same, whether they come from organic or conventional fertilizers.
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Fertilizer Use

Improved farming practices and the use of fertilizers have helped feed the world while saving habitats that would otherwise be needed for growing food.
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Fertilizer

Plants require nutrients to grow. As plants grow, they use nutrients from the soil. When they are harvested, they take those nutrients with them and so they need to be replenished for the next crop.
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Irrigation

Irrigation is key to global food security. World-wide, irrigation produces 40% of global food supplies. In Canada, only 8.5% of Canadian farms use irrigation; the rest rely solely on rain for crop watering.
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