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Scenario of Arthropod Diversity in Organic Farming System


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Major reasons of loss of arthropod diversity, species richness, dominance and abundance are due to the application of synthetic pesticides, deforestation for conventional farmingand lack of habitat and microclimate, and all these occur under conventional farming system. A detailed review revealed the organic farming system to have an holistic approach in performing better than the conventional farming system as former provided important advantages like harmless chemicals, safety to human and animal health, species richness, abundance of insect predators and the pollinators.

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Organic Farming System, Conventional Farming System, Arthropod Diversity, Predatory Fauna, Species Richness.
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Subash Singh
School of Organic Farming, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana (Punjab), India

Abstract


Major reasons of loss of arthropod diversity, species richness, dominance and abundance are due to the application of synthetic pesticides, deforestation for conventional farmingand lack of habitat and microclimate, and all these occur under conventional farming system. A detailed review revealed the organic farming system to have an holistic approach in performing better than the conventional farming system as former provided important advantages like harmless chemicals, safety to human and animal health, species richness, abundance of insect predators and the pollinators.

Keywords


Organic Farming System, Conventional Farming System, Arthropod Diversity, Predatory Fauna, Species Richness.

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