Advantages And Disadvantages Of Organic Farming

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Conventional farming is providing higher and stable production of the potato but it is most costly, so the small and marginal farmers are not easily adopt to grow the crop through the conventional method. Conventionally cultivated potato varieties have to give satisfactory results in quantity and quality. Now-a-days, the quantity is overwhelmed by the quality issue. Consumers are more and more oriented to buy healthy food, and they are aware that healthy food is produced mainly in organic farming system. This fact has convinced many farmers lately to be in trend and switch for a farming system to fulfil the consumer’s demands. The conventional farming is very costly because of the high price of the inputs (fertilizer, pesticides etc.) whereas, the inputs of organic farming practice are quite cheaper. Due to the Globalization government of India is reducing the fertilizer subsidy day by day and this leading increment of production cost (conventional system). The conventional potato market demand is quite as compared to the organic potato. Modern agriculture largely depends on the use of nutrients and chemicals from inorganic sources. But continuous use of inorganic fertilizes in Crop cultivation is causing health hazards, and creating problems to the environment including the pollution of air, water, soil, etc. Indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizer is badly affecting texture and structure of soil, decreasing soil organic matter and hampering soil microbial activity due to

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