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Rodale Institute - 30 anos Agricultura Biológica

Rodale Institute - 30 anos Agricultura Biológica

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Published by Joao Soares
Uma quinta enorme experimental nos EUA tem razões mais que suficientes para celebrar seus 30 anos de existência: comprova que métodos orgânicos de agricultura são igualmente produtivos, necessita menos de 45% de energia que a convencional, protege os solos, é mais rentável e reduz em 40% a emissão de gases efeito de estufa. Relatório completo
Uma quinta enorme experimental nos EUA tem razões mais que suficientes para celebrar seus 30 anos de existência: comprova que métodos orgânicos de agricultura são igualmente produtivos, necessita menos de 45% de energia que a convencional, protege os solos, é mais rentável e reduz em 40% a emissão de gases efeito de estufa. Relatório completo

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FARMINGSYSTEMS
THE
Celebrating
 
years
 
Our MissiOn
Thh i hi  i thhth  -i    th t.
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030507091315171921
FARMINGSYSTEMS
THE
Celebrating
 
years
cOre values
w  h th t i  ii.o  i  titi  iiti.o h i  tt  h.w    i  i hi.
 
The hallmark o a truly sustainable system is its ability to regenerate itsel. When it comesto arming, the key to sustainable agriculture is healthy soil, since this is the oundationor present and uture growth.Organic arming is ar superior to conventional systems when it comes to building,maintaining and replenishing the health o the soil. For
o 
 
alone, organicagriculture is more sustainable than conventional. When one also considers
 ,oom ,  ,  m 
, it’s clear that organic armingis sustainable, while current conventional practices are not. As we ace uncertain and extreme weather patterns, growing scarcity and expense o oil,lack o water, and a growing population, we will require arming systems that can adapt,withstand or even mitigate these problems while producing healthy, nourishing ood. Ater 30 years o side-by-side research in our Farming Systems Trial (FST)
®
, RodaleInstitute has demonstrated that organic arming is better equipped to eed us now andwell into the ever changing uture.
sustainable
 As it pertains to arming, this term doesnot have a standard deinition. For thepurposes o this paper, we will deinesustainable as a system that can maintainor enhance soil ertility indeinitely.
Organic
Most simply, this reers to a system o armingthat does not use synthetic chemicals and,instead, mimics natural systems. This mayencompass dierent arm sizes, practices andphilosophies that, at their core, reject the use otoxic, synthetic chemicals.
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intrOductiOn
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oi i th ti i.
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oi t ti i   ht.
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oi i t i th th t i i tt,ki it   ti t.
n
 
oi i  45%    i  iit.
n
 
cti t  40%  h .
n
 
oi i t   it th ti.
Fst Facts
cOMparisOn OF Fst Organic andcOnventiOnal systeMs
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ORGANICCONVENTIONAL
 YIELDS(lbs/a/yr)PROFIT($/a/yr)ENERGYINPUT(MJ/a/yr)GREENHOUSEGASES(lbs CO
2
 /a/yr)
      4  ,      0      7      9       $      5      5      8      3  ,      2      6      4      9      0      6      4  ,      0      2      2       $      1      9      0      4  ,      5      6      8      1  ,      4      0      0
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=year,
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=megajoule

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