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Organic Vs. Synthetic

Organic Synthetic
Proactive program that addresses and corrects underlying problems. Reactive program that treats symptoms and does not address the underlying cause of the problem
Slow release nutrients that are "spoon-fed" Fast release nutrients that are force feed
Soil is fed and nurtured Soil simply holds plant upright
Soil biology is key to success Rotation of pesticides is key to success
Problems faced are manifestations of nature Problems faced are self-inflected wounds
Allow plants to grow to full genetic potential Pushes plants beyond genetic capacity
Strategy is to promote controlled growth improve soil biology and strengthen plant Strategy is push excessive growth and control problems with pesticides

         

Basic Organic Strategies

Strategy Description
Plant Nutrition Maintain and promote healthy soil biology, slow release fertilizers, kelp, return clippings (not it does not promote thatch), maintain proper pH
Weed Control Maintain and promote healthy soil biology, corn gluten, calcium, calcium to magnesium ratio, cut lawn at 3 inches, choke out weeds with healthy turf
Insect Control Maintain and promote soil biology, slow release fertilizers, neem, soaps, oils, kelp, calcium, beneficial insects, IPM monitoring
Disease Control Maintain and promote soil biology, slow release nutrients, kelp, calcium, potassium, humic acid, watering habits, cultural practices