Ohio’s organic farming operations are largely halted by weather

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Purchasing and eating organic produce is a growing trend across the nation as people want to avoid consuming foods that have been grown with the use of chemicals and pesticides. Organic farms aren’t necessarily easy to start in Ohio, though, according to Portsmouth Daily-Times.

The state’s weather inhibits the success of growing organic crops. In southern Ohio, fog and humidity contribute to fungal diseases on fruit. In order to keep crops alive, farmers have to use organic chemicals and certain pesticides.

At Fuhrmann Farms, Paul Fuhrmann uses organic chemicals, just like other farmers across Ohio. In order to keep the produce as organic as possible, Fuhrmann closely monitors which chemicals are used on his farm, when they are applied and how much is applied.

Via: Portsmouth Daily-Times > Organic farming in Ohio is foggy business

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