We are very excited to inform our readers of the registration of the Aguilar Institute of Agriculture Research. Our research institute is unique because as we are “breaking the Paradigm” of traditional “think’tanks. Our action-based research/solution approach of Organic Agriculture and food production. These systems encompass three support components as follows: Research; Learning, design and development of highly efficient farming and food production systems.
The Aguilar Institute will be partnering with Ariston Institute’s Agriculture Department and the Paz Foundation Charitable Organization located at our Arlington Heights Learning Center. We will be networking with universities, scientists, educators, agriculture engineers, logistic and food storage experts. These expert will be implementation of self-sustaining Organic farming systems and methods in various parts of the world.
Our objective is to teach small farming communities to produce organic food products without the use of pesticides or chemical Fertilizers. We at the Aguilar Institute welcome your queries, suggestions and donations.
What is Biological Agriculture?
Skilled biological farmers learn what fertilizers work best for their farm and which are environmentally-safe through monitoring their soil, plants and animals. They use farming practices that encourage beneficial organisms living in the soil, avoiding those fertilisers that don’t promote life. At times soil disturbance may seem unavoidable, such as pugging in wet seasons and spraying paddocks out. Biological farmers can choose to repair these disturbance events by applying bio-friendly products or planting cover crops to stimulate good microbes and reduce weed pressures. Biological Agriculture contains Healthy soils and a balance between the organic (carbon-based) particles that serve as plant food and living microbes such as; bacteria, fungi, protozoa plus the more visible critters such as earthworms. These organisms process and decompose the inert mineral and organic materials, thereby feeding the plants. An optimally productive soil contains a balance of inorganic minerals, organic materials, and living organisms, all contained within a physical structure that absorbs and holds water to help the natural chemical reactions which feeds plants on demand. Excessive use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides compromises this balance in the soil, achieving the exact opposite of what is required.