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Environmental Benefits of Organic Agriculture: Biodiversity

June 17, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar will present scientific research examining the biodiversity benefits of organic farming practices in temperate and tropical farm systems. It is the second in a four-part series exploring the environmental benefits of organic agriculture. Organic systems enhance biodiversity at several levels. A variety of seeds and breeds are chosen for greater resistance to diseases, climate, and pests. Producers employ diverse combinations and rotations of plants and animals to increase yields and income. The maintenance and planting of natural areas within and around organic fields and the absence of chemical inputs create suitable habitats for wildlife and important pollinators and beneficial insects.

Presenters: John Quinn, Assistant Professor of Biology, Furman University

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