Organic farming as a starting point

Like every Tuesday, Defeder launches his blog entry for all those readers who follow us every day. During this week we have two important dates: World Day for the NO use of pesticides (December 3) and World Soil Day (December 5).

Both dates have numerous characteristics in common, therefore, we are going to refer to some of them to clarify concepts or myths that may arise around them.

Chemicals diminish the flavor of fruits and vegetables. When chemical fertilizers are used in excess, it produces a reduction in the natural sugars of our food, causing a loss of flavor and aroma of the fruits.

 Organic fertilizers increase crop productivity. The risk of desertification of Spanish agricultural soils means that their optimum productivity threshold is not very high. This situation has a solution and it is the application of more sustainable products, such as earthworm humus, which will allow a more fertile soil.

It is possible to provide nitrogen to crops without using chemicals. Nitrogen is the nutrient that is most related to the increase in crop productivity. Currently, companies such as Defeder produce products that naturally absorb nitrogen from the air and make it available to the roots, thus reducing chemical fertilization in crops.

Organic fertilizers are not more expensive than chemical ones. For the farmer it is much more profitable to invest in natural fertilizers, since in the medium and long term they bring more benefits and, therefore, greater profitability than those that contain chemicals.