Over recent years, organic produce has become increasingly popular amongst consumers. This is due to the majority of the population become more health conscious and environmentally aware. Many of the bigger (and smaller) grocery chains are stocking an increasing amount of organic produce.
Contrary to popular belief, organic does not automatically mean omitting pesticide from crop growing. However, these pesticides need to be, according to organic standards, derived completely from natural sources and not synthetically manufactured. The equipment used to apply any these pesticides must be completely free from synthetic materials. The land too, must not have been treated with synthetic materials for the period of three years.
These insects and pests are controlled in naturally.
The organic standard states that a farmer must use management practices rather than elimination practices to create integrated pest management practices. Therefore, organic farms focus on managing insects rather than eliminating them.
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