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Natural farming: Going back to the roots 
posted by ilayabharathi on 2/18/2014 2:23:38 AM under General Farming News | Views: 1287
When you see a huge fruit, your first thoughts, perhaps, would be that they are genetically modified or chemically enhanced. However, this can also be done through 'organic' farming. Propagators of this farming technique prefer calling it zero-budget natural farming, which is largely dependent on things found easily on the farm itself. Such produce would soon be available at local markets.

Eleven year old Indian girl's films on agriculture to be screened in Senegalese Seed Fair 
posted by sheonarayan on 11/23/2013 1:38:35 AM under Announcements | Views: 1499
Short films made by a 11-year-old Mayuri from Pastapur in Medak district will be screened in the Senegalese Seed Fair in March next year. Mayuri who is part of the Deccan Development Society (DDS) delegation has also been invited to address a number of schools in the region and share with the local children her own work of combining schooling with agriculture filmmaking.

Natural farming: Going back to the roots 
posted by sheonarayan on 11/23/2013 1:36:48 AM under Announcements | Views: 1288
When you see a huge fruit, your first thoughts, perhaps, would be that they are genetically modified or chemically enhanced. However, this can also be done through 'organic' farming. Propagators of this farming technique prefer calling it zero-budget natural farming, which is largely dependent on things found easily on the farm itself. Such produce would soon be available at local markets.

How Indian farmers are preserving the good earth 
posted by sheonarayan on 9/10/2013 5:28:36 AM under General Farming News | Views: 1653
YONG Weng Thing was amazed when he saw the field of spinach. Being a farmer himself, he knows good quality stuff when he sees it and quickly helped himself to the greens. A bunch of spinach in hand, he gestured a thumbs up to R. Venkatrasa, owner of the organic farm in a village in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Natural fertilizer gains popularity 
posted by sheonarayan on 8/15/2013 5:16:02 AM under General Farming News | Views: 1381
When it comes to applying the traditional ways of farming, the demand for natural fertilizer Jeevamrat made of cow dug and urine is gaining popularity in the region. Jeevamrat comprises different components like cow urine, cow dug, gram flour (besan) and jaggery (gur). It strengthens the fertility of soil three times in comparison to other fertilizers.

Easing pressure on land resources through natural farming 
posted by sheonarayan on 5/18/2013 11:53:22 AM under General Farming News | Views: 1364
Cruising through the winding roads of the Halsema highway, one is delighted with the scenery of fields on a rolling terrain of temperate vegetables. But for all the picturesque sight, a large portion of the soil here holds a menace to the environment and the health of both farmers and consumers....

Every drop counts - Papaya cultivation 
posted by sheonarayan on 3/5/2013 10:11:33 PM under General Farming News | Views: 2109
An organic farmer from Kolar has used a new technique of farming. Kolar region is a dry and arid area, with depleting groundwater resources.

MNREGS killing entrepreneurial spirit of rural AP, says study 
posted by sheonarayan on 2/14/2013 9:37:06 AM under General Farming News | Views: 1737
The UPA government's pet programme - the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) - may have been started with the objective of securing the livelihood of the residents of rural India by providing assured employment for 100 days in a year, but has ended up choking the entrepreneurial spirit in the hinterlands of Andhra Pradesh.

With Rs 3000 investment, Got 27 bags of Basmati yield 
posted by suresh on 2/1/2013 4:15:08 AM under General Farming News | Views: 1929
This Farmer used paddy seeds provided by N G Ranga Agricultural University Hyderabad, he cultivated paddy without using any fertilizers, chemicals.

From zero investment to earnings of Rs. 6 lakh a year 
posted by sheonarayan on 12/19/2012 10:44:22 AM under General Farming News | Views: 1698
Cultivate the sour gooseberry and experience the sweet after-taste that the fruit is famed for. This was the mantra that turned a farmer into a businessman in drought-prone Sidlaghatta taluk in Chickballapur district .Farmer V. Narayanaswamy, who used to be involved in the less-lucrative rearing of silkworms, now earns lakhs of rupees annually from his five-acre dryland in Jangamasigehalli.

This farmer earns Rs. 22 lakh a year from 2.1 acres of land 
posted by SheoNarayan on 12/15/2012 7:31:15 AM under General Farming News | Views: 3217
Innovative drive and constant experimentation with multi-cropping methods have helped H. Sadananda of Tapasihalli in Doddaballapur taluk to reap a rich harvest.

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