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Ag Research Experts and Local Farmers Visit PPC Farms

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Ag Research Experts and Local Farmers Visit PPC Farms

Second Annual Hispanic Farmer and Rancher Conference was held on December 5 and 6, 2018 at Casa de Palmas Hotel in McAllen, Texas. PPC Farms hosted a visit during the early morning hours of the 7th, and it grabbed the attention of several cover crop and food safety research experts who came to present at the conference.

Anwar explaining PPC Farms organic systems approach to a group of researchers and farmers.

Anwar explaining PPC Farms organic systems approach to a group of researchers and farmers.

Attendees witnessed how each field was comprised of numerous crops instead of being planted with only a single crop like the surrounding fields that belong to other conventional farmers. Our approach to organic farming moved away from monoculture, embracing diversity of polyculture system. The change was made for more effective integrated pest management. With push and pull going on with different insectary strips, we are seeing that our cash crops are performing very well. Studies are underway with the UTRGV College of Science team and National Center for Alternative Technology. For complete finding, look for their publications in the future!

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