Organic farming was a response to the environmental harm caused by the use of chemical pesticides and synthetic fertilizers in conventional agriculture. Organic farming techniques rely profoundly on natural breakdown of organic matter “feeding the soil to feed the plant”.
Test your soil and get your organic-farm ready. Your soil must be free of synthetic- fertilizers, pesticides, or GMOs three years prior to the harvest, for testing You can send a sample of the soil to the nearest labrotray institution that provides pesticide testing for a wide range of sample matrices.
producers of organic crops must manage their soil and crop nutrients within the scope of National Organic Program policy.
As organic farming is very sensitive, paying attention to the adjacent lands is very crucial for the neighboring land may not be under organic management. In order to prevent any unintended applications of prohibited substances, your land must have distinct t, defined boundaries, and buffer zones.
Set your boundaries. Identify your field boundaries, and take practical measures to prevent contamination from neighboring lands.