Sustainable practices such as crop rotation, cover cropping, and composting, the farmers associated with Nature Bio Foods can help to maintain soil health and reduce the need for synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.
By rotating crops, organic farmers ensure that different plants are grown in the same field in different years, which helps to prevent soil-borne pests and diseases from building up. This also helps to maintain soil fertility, as different plants have different nutrient requirements. Our farmers use cover crops, such as clover or rye, to provide cover for the soil and add organic matter to the soil. These crops can also fix nitrogen in the soil, making it available for future crops.
Composting is another method used by our farmers in which compost is made from plant material and other organic waste, to add organic matter to the soil. It improves soil structure, water-holding capacity, and fertility.
By reducing tillage, our farmers help to maintain soil structure, reduce erosion, and promote soil microorganisms that help to break down organic matter and provide nutrients to crops.