Comparison of Soil Health and Fertility Progression in Flood Irrigated USDA Organically Grown Pecans Paper
There has been an increased demand for organic food production systems that do not use synthetic pesticides, fertilizers, and amendments. Current trends suggest that organic farming practices will continue to be adopted at an increasing rate. Therefore, it is crucial that soil health and soil fertility indicators be assessed to determine if such practices are sustainable. Many meta-analyses have confirmed that USDA Organic systems do not improve soil health or marketable yields. However, due to energy prices rising, more government labor regulations, human population booms, and climate change, the traditional agrarian ambition to increase yields must be combined with doing so in an environmentally and economically sustainable way.