In addition to organic farming, Gopalan Organics practices biodynamic farming, an even more holistic and sustainable approach to agriculture. Biodynamic farming incorporates practices such as crop rotation, composting, and lunar planting cycles. Here is how it contributes to improved biodiversity:
Biodynamic farming emphasizes the use of compost made from organic materials to enhance soil fertility. This enriches the soil micro biome, supporting a healthier and more diverse ecosystem beneath the surface.
Crop rotation is a vital component of biodynamic farming. Different crops are planted in succession, reducing soil depletion and pest pressure while encouraging a wider variety of plants to thrive.
Biodynamic farming considers lunar and cosmic rhythms for planting and harvesting. This approach is believed to enhance plant vitality and overall biodiversity on the farm.
Gopalan Organic’s commitment to sustainable farming practices, both organic and biodynamic, has had a positive impact on biodiversity in the following ways.
Crop rotation and the avoidance of monoculture farming have led to a more diverse range of plants on the farm, providing habitat and food sources for a variety of local wildlife.
By avoiding chemical pesticides and fostering natural predators, Gopalan Organics has created an environment where beneficial insects thrive. These insects help control pests, reducing the need for chemical interventions.
The use of compost and other organic soil amendments has enriched the soil micro biome, contributing to healthier and more fertile soil. A thriving soil ecosystem supports plant health and diversity.