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[Ambassador report] Free Report: Organic Agriculture for saving Bees.

by Sandhya Adhikari | 11-01-2021 02:34 Comments 6 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



Farming now works against the nature either knowingly and unknowingly.  Today’s farmer are attracted towards conventional agriculture, they are transforming farming into a reckless act which pay no any attention toward the conservation, towards soil nutrition, soil microbes and the natural habitat of the pollinators. Nowadays Various synthesis fertilizers  and chemicals are used to enhance the production of the crops. Conventional agriculture are developed to make farming more efficient, but achieves that efficiency at a major cost to the environment, and the major cost is loss of pollinators.

 

Seventy five percent of all crops grown for food rely on pollinators, mostly honey bees, for a successful  harvest. Without bees, many favorite fruits and vegetables would be missing from the diet. But over the past decade the bee population has plummeted. Since 2006, bee keepers have lost over a third of their bee hives. One of the simplest way to conserve our pollinators in and agriculturally reliant world is through organic farming. Organic farming has been found to protect and support honey bees in different ways:

a.       Less Exposure to toxic chemicals:

One of the biggest threats to bee health is exposure to toxic chemicals like insecticides, fungicides and other synthetic toxins used in conventional agriculture. For example: neonicotinoids, a widely used class of insecticides is used both as spray and as a seed coating. These pervasive application transfer into the crops and end up in the plant’s nectar, poisoning the bees. Organic farming largely prohibits the use of synthetic chemicals and encourages using integrated pest management techniques instead of relying solely on chemical pesticides.

 

b.      Protection of bees’ native habitat biodiversity

It’s is easy to see why pollinators are drying off. Their natural habitat of wild flower and herbs is being replaced by pesticides saturated GMO crops. These chemicals are affecting the habitat of the bees nervous system and immune system, making them more susceptible to parasitic infections. Organic farming technique also exclude herbicides which means more wildflowers. These wild flowering plants provide a diverse habitat for pollinators to thrive. Other methods to overcome pollinator malnutrition and habitat degradation are introducing plant heterogeneity into farming systems by the way of crop rotations, hedge row planting, and by fostering native plant diversity within and around farmland. Additionally, adaptation of IPM techniques that encourages beneficial pest predators can help conventional farmers reduce the amount of chemical pesticides used, and in turn, the level of bee exposure to pesticides.

Thus, organic agriculture benefits by supporting healthier pollinators communities essential to nutritious food production.

6 Comments

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings Sandhya sis
    I hope you are doing well
    Thank you so much for this report
    Keep writing
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 13-02-2021 15:35

SJ Mentor

  • SJ Mentor says :
    Hello Sandhya!
    It's your SJ mentor.

    Thank you for sharing your fabulous report.
    It is an honor to learn about organic farming that can save bees.
    I was taught that the decline in the number of bee populations was due to electromagnetic waves, but it is regrettable that the effects of pesticides are also great.
    I first learned that GMO food is a threat to the survival of bees.
    Further clarification of IPM techniques would be more effective in understanding the article.
    I'll look forward to your next report.
    Keep writing!

    Best regards,
    SJ mentor.
    Posted 18-01-2021 04:07

Mun WooJooMentor

  • Mun WooJooMentor says :
    Hello Sandhya,
    this is your mentor WooJoo.

    Thank you for sharing your report regarding organic agriculture.
    We can say that the entire flora and fauna rely on the pollinators,
    and it is sad that because of climate change and genetic engineering techniques, these pollinators are being endangered.
    Importance of diveristy in ecosystem should never be neglected.
    I am convinced that organic agriculture can help out the ongoing problem with pollinators, and additionally it sounds healthier for people as well.

    Keep sharing,

    Regards,
    WooJoo


    Posted 14-01-2021 01:40

Dolma Diki Sherpa

  • Dolma Diki Sherpa says :
    Hello Sandhya dd
    Thank you for sharing your informative report on importance of honey bee and organic agriculture.

    Keep writing keep sharing
    We are eager to learn more from you soon.

    Regards
    Dolma
    Posted 13-01-2021 00:39

Sandhya Adhikari

Shobha Pokhrel

  • Shobha Pokhrel says :
    Hello Shndahya dd
    Thnaks for sharing this informative report ..

    keep sharing

    warm Regards ,Shobha
    Posted 11-01-2021 12:49

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