Growing Organic vs. Conventional Produce Explained

Often Organic produce is more expensive than conventional produce, but did you know that growing organically can cost more for farmers? Here at Buehler’s we understand that your budget and health are very important. We have an expert produce buyer who ensures that we only bring in the best, most wholesome organic produce, that means it’s USDA certified – and competitively priced! We’ve put together a simple comparison chart to help you understand how organic produce is grown, check it out.

  • Organic Produce
  • Natural Fertilizer
    Manure or compost is used help grow produce, this enhances the nutrients in the soil for the plant.
  • Natural Weed Treatment
    Use of mulching, hand weeding, tilling of crops to keep weeds away from produce.
  • Natural Pest Control
    Plant rotation to interrupt the cycles of pests, traps, and natural pesticides are used to keep pests away without impacting the plant.
  • Non-GMO
    Organic produce does not use any genetic engineering to improve the plant.
  • Conventional Produce
  • Chemical Fertilizer
    Synthetic fertilizer is used to promote the growth of produce.
  • Chemical Weed Treatment
    Chemical weed killer is sprayed on the soil and plant to block weed growth.
  • Chemical Pest Control
    Chemicals are sprayed on the soil and plants to deter pests, this chemical runoff impacts water runoff, adding potentially harmful chemicals to water supply.
  • GMO
    Can contain genetic modifications to grow crop yields, create pest and disease resistance.

Source: USDA

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