Organic farming as a starting point
1 de December de 2020
Like every Tuesday, Defeder launches his blog post for all the readers who follow us every day. During this week we have two important events: World No Use Pesticides Day (December 3) and World Soil Day (December 5).
The two dates have many characteristics in common, therefore, we will be referring to some of them to clarify any concepts or myths that may arise around them.
Chemicals decrease the flavor of fruits and vegetables. When chemical fertilizers are used in excess, it produces a reduction in the natural sugars in our food, leading to the loss of flavor and aroma in the fruit.
Ecological fertilizers increase crop productivity. The risk of desertification of Spanish agricultural soils means that its optimum productivity threshold is not very high. This situation has a solution and it is the application of more sustainable products, such as worm humus, that will allow a more fertile soil.
It is possible to add nitrogen to crops without using chemicals. Nitrogen is the nutrient most closely related to increasing crop productivity. Today, companies like Defeder are making products that naturally absorb nitrogen from the air and make it available to the roots, reducing chemical fertilization of crops.
Organic fertilizers are not more expensive than chemical fertilizers. For the farmer, it is much more profitable to invest in natural fertilizers, because in the medium and long term they bring more benefits and, therefore, greater profitability than those containing chemicals.