Part IV. Organic Farming
Only three (3) growers reported that parts of their farms were certified organic. The survey asked all of the remaining growers the following two questions.
Which of the following are your main reasons for NOT having any certified organic acres? Circle all that apply.
|Percentage of growers
who circled each reason
|Organic weed control methods are inadequate||69.3|
|Cannot get same yields with organic as conventional methods||59.3|
|Organic pest/disease control methods are inadequate||58.9|
|Not worth the time||43.4|
|Transportation and access to organic buyers are limited||36.3|
|Too difficult to get enough nitrogen||35.9|
|Need more information on organic production||33.2|
|Certification is too much trouble||24.3|
Within the last five years, 2001 – 2005, have you considered transitioning any of your acreage to certified organic?