Environmental, energetic and economic comparisons of organic and conventional farming systems
|Title||Environmental, energetic and economic comparisons of organic and conventional farming systems|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Authors||Pimentel D, Seidel R, Hepperly P, Hanson J, Douds D|
Various organic technologies have been utilized for about 6000 years to make agriculture sustainable while conserving soil, water, energy, and biological resources.Among the benefits oforganic technologies are higher soil organic matter and nitrogen,lower fossil energy inputs,yields similar to those ofconventional systems,and conservation ofsoil moisture and water resources (especially advantageous under drought conditions). Conventional agriculture can be made more sustainable and ecologically sound by adopting some traditional organic farming technologies.