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ORGANIC AND ECO- FRIENDLY FARMING

Posted by Vijaya Sai on

Organic agriculture is a holistic production management system which promotes and enhances agro-ecosystem health, including biodiversity, biological cycles, and soil biological activity. It emphasizes, the use of management practices in preference to the use of off –farm inputs, taking into account that regional conditions require locally adapted systems. Organic farming methods combine scientific knowledge and modern technology with traditional farming practices based on thousands of years of agriculture. Organic farming relies heavily on the natural break down of organic matter, using techniques like green manure and composting, to maintain nutrients taken from the soil by the previous crops. Organic farming...

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Farm Mechanization in Indian Agriculture

Posted by Admin Temp on

Farm mechanisation has been known to provide a number of economic and social benefits to farmers. Primary among the economic benefits is the improved yield that comes as a result of greater level of mechanisation. Looming water scarcity crisis along with the need to ensure food security in the country, the benefits of farm mechanisation makes it a crucial component of shaping the future of Indian agriculture         Mechanization Modernization of agriculture requires appropriate machinery for ensuring timely field operations, effective application of agricultural inputs and reducing drudgery in agriculture. India has a very high share of labour (55 %)...

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FORAGE CROPS AND ITS IMPORTANCE IN AGRICULTURE

Posted by BigHaat India on

Forage crops provide the bedrock to sustainable agriculture. Defined as the edible parts of plants, other than separated grain, that provide feed for grazing animals or that can be harvested for feeding forages play an important role in beef cattle industry while also enhancing crop diversity, wildlife habitat, and soil ecosystem services. Forage crops can be an important tool for producers, provided the right crop is selected careful management is required to ensure that the crop is fully utilized in its most productive and nutritious phases of growth. Pests and diseases must also be managed to minimize their impact on...

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Package of practices for Mango Cultivation

Posted by BigHaat India on

MANGO(Mangifera indica L.) Climate             Mango is well adapted to tropical climate. High humidity and cloudy weather at the time of flowering are not favourable as they affect pollination and fruit set and encourage diseases. Rains during flowering are detrimental to the crop. Soils             Alluvial and sandyloams are ideal for mango cultivation. It can be grown even on lighter soils like chalkas and dubbas when properly manured. Alkaline and saline soils should be avoided. The most desirable soils for mango should be of medium texture, deep (2 to 2.5 m) well drained with low water table (below 180 cms...

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Affect of fungal and bacterial wilts on various Horticultural Crops

Posted by BigHaat India on

Wilt diseases of tomatoes can be caused by fungal, bacterial, viral, and nematode pathogens, as well as by abiotic factors. Determining which agent is responsible can be vital for prescribing the proper management strategies. The continued planting of tomato plants in the same field is a common practice many people practice, but this can lead to some serious consequences in the yield from such products. The presence of the pathogens Fusarium oxysporum F. lycopersici (Fusarium wilt) and Ralsotnia solanacearum (Bacterial wilt) can cause severe problems in the production of not just tomato, but also potato, eggplants, and pepper crops. In order to...

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