Production of Agave

Organic vs conventional

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Soil fertility

Organic

Improves thanks to the contribution of organic matter.

Conventional

Erodes the soil and pollutes.

Structure and texture of soil

Organic

Allows better handling and increased moisture reserves.

Conventional

Cultivation is more difficult and wear is accelerated.

Water retention in the soil

Organic

Water is absorbed and retained for a longer period of time.

Conventional

Retains less water and there is greater risk of pH change.

Soil permeability

Organic

Promotes drainage and multiplies aerobic microorganisms.

Conventional

Compacts it and does not allow the development of natural life.

Soil erosion by water and wind

Organic

Not only does it decrease, it enriches the land.

Conventional

Accelerates the loss of soil due to chemical abuse.

Plant and animal waste reuse

Organic

Plant and animal waste are used to return nutrients to soil.

Conventional

Waste is not utilized.

Solar radiation absorption

Organic

It is greater, and facilitates nutrients absorption.

Conventional

Soil calcification reflects sun rays.

Weed, pest, and disease combat

Organic

It is controlled by stimulating balanced predator/host relation.

Conventional

Allows a greater proliferation of pathogens.

Contamination of soil, water, and air

Organic

It prevents contamination of soil, water and air.

Conventional

Increases pollution significantly.

Size, color, maturing time and quality of the plant

Organic

Increases size, improves color, and decreases time for harvest.

Conventional

Leads to accumulation of chemical residue in plants.

Conservation of integrity and essential characteristics of the agave

Organic

Maximum conservation of organic integrity.

Conventional

Organic integrity is not taken into account.

Packing

Organic

Biodegradable, recyclable or recycled.

Conventional

Applys to recyclable only.

Adherence to international standards

Organic

Adherence to international standards that help protect consumer health.

Conventional

Adherence to international standards does not apply.

Sustainable production

Organic

It remains at a maximum level.

Conventional

It remains at a minimum level.