Organic agriculture is an ecologically-based management system with the primary objective of optimizing the health of soil, animals, and people.
Why is it important to address risk management in organic farming?
Risk is involved whenever producers make decisions where the outcome is uncertain. Part of risk management is choosing to use resources to effectively achieve your objectives and to avoid loss, while still maximizing opportunities.
In this publication, we focus on production risks for crops that include cultural practices, variety selection, and management of pests and diseases.
This publication will help growers who are contemplating adopting organic production practices understand the risks that are associated with organic production and make choices that will minimize those risks. Additionally, this guide will also be beneficial to all organic producers, regardless of their level of experience.
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For more educational materials on organic agriculture, please visit our Principles for Transitioning to Organic Farming website.