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    The art of 'Organic Farming'

    Organic farming is so simple to explain ..An 'artificially natural ecosystem' is nothing but organic farming..Detailing it , interlinking all the organisms of ecosystem and growing them at a particular area is Organic Farming.Plants, ponds(rain water harvested filled water ) ,bee keeping, dairy management ( from plant material grown ), compost pit ( for plants manure ).Maintaining all these in a single land by avoiding chemicals and following "birth -death-rebirth from nature ".This was started by Ramesh Dagar in Haryana and is running successfully ..Why is it not spread to whole nation ? except the maintenance, there is no big deal in Organic farming which are very beneficial in eradicating artificial fertilisers, land and water pollution . Share your pro's & con's and additional unique point of views ..
  • #586016
    For a chemical engineer like me organic means presence of Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen somewhere, and these three collectively make up the energy that is transferred from one level to other in food chain. So organic farming differs from normal agriculture, because it concentrates on a single plant. The manure and fertilizers, all contain urea in high amounts, which when breaks down gives essential nitrogen compounds to plant, which helps the plant grow faster and stronger. It is pretty easy yet a bit expensive to become commercial yet.
    In India literacy rate is very low. Farmers quite often are even unaware of the suitable crops of the season. Which is a huge drawback for an agricultural economy like ours.
    And when about 60% of our economy comes from agriculture, just imagine how much area and resources are involved in organically farming these lands.
    So government refrains to take any huge step in this path, because it could be quite expensive and expansive.

    The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.

  • #586024
    Plants require Nitrogen also besides Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen. The heavy metal contents of chemical fertilizers in the form of impurities is the culprit. In organic farming, synthetic products are not used. Instead of chemical fertilizers, manure is used which is a natural product. However, nowadays the cow dung is also likely to contain heavy metals as the fodder eaten by the cattle is grown using chemical fertilizers. Thus in case cow dung is to be used as manure, then first the cattle will have to reared by feeding organic fodder.
    Let us encourage each other in sharing knowledge.

  • #586028
    Organic farming dates back to past era and we can still find many villages in India where in the farmers resort to organic farming and wont depend on manures and chemicals. Every home in the village has the buffalo farm attached to it and the dung from the buffalo are the best manures to the fields which will not only give good yield but also best quality. By using dung, there cannot be pest attack on the farms. That is why every home in the village would be sprinkled with dung water so that they can arrest the entry of pests and insects. But getting organic vegetables these days proving to be costly and cannot be trusted.
    K Mohan
    'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
    Even this challenging situation would ease


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