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Healthy Soil develops healthy crops

Regenerative farming is a sub-division routine with regards to natural cultivation intended to construct soil wellbeing or to recover undesirable soils. The practices related with regenerative farming are those related to different ways to deal with natural cultivating, including keeping up a high level of soil organic matter(SOM), no-tillage/minimum tillage, biodiversity, compost, mulching, rotation of crops and green manures.
Cover crops and no-till farming, which fabricates soil wellbeing, encourage carbon sequestration through the air-to-soil and soil-to-air, lessens or wipes out the requirement for fertilizers, and limits soil erosion. As it were, cultivating in nature's way by mimicking nature, tackles a huge number of issues. 
More cover crops and no-tillage would lessen soil disintegration and nutrient supplement run-off. This would lessen fertilizers inputs that are important to plant growth and would advance carbon sequestration in soil.
A considerable measure of times we&#…

9 Ways Of Weed Management.

1.Weed Suppression Crops: Where planting a plant that inhibits the growth of weed by barring them from germinating and growing. This “weed suppression” is one of nature’s most effective techniques for establishing plant dominance. Weed suppression crops include barley, oats, sorghum, grain amaranth, alfalfa, sudangrass, pea (Pisum sativum), wheat and sunflower. Choosing weed suppression crops can be helpful in especially weedy fields with decreasing general weed weight. The allelopathic hindrance is intricate and can include the collaboration of various classes of chemicals, for example, phenolic molecules, flavonoids, terpenoids, alkaloids, steroids, sugars, and amino acids, with blends of various mixes in some cases having a more noteworthy allelopathic impact.For instance, one examination that inspected the impact of an allelochemical known in velvetbean, 3-(3',4'- dihydroxyphenyl)- l-alanine (l-DOPA), demonstrated that the restraint by this compound is because of unfriendl…

Understand the soil for cultivation - Mr.Surendranath

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Soil anchors the plant and provides some nutrients to the plant. Plant prepares major nutrients from sunlight, air and water vapour. Plant roots take water in the form of water vapour. 
Soil composition and Soil structure are the factors to be considered. 
Soil composition means particles of sand, silt, clay and organic matter. The best soil composition is humus. Soil structure means particles arrangement and their packing. Favorable soil structure for farming is that having the porosity, water holding capacity. Humus is having the properties of porosity and water holding capacity. 
What is Humus? Humus is simply degraded organic matter. It is formed by degradation of plants, microbes, animals. And also from the byproducts of microbes, excreta of earthworms, secretions and excreta of creatures like frogs, ants, and snails, termites, rats etc. The biota which includes microbes, earthworms, frogs, snails, ants, rats etc is responsible for maintaining …

Green Manuring

Green manuring is a routine with regards to furrowing or transforming into soil undecomposed green plant material to improve physical structure and also the strength of the dirt. It expands the accessibility of plant supplements that add to the yield of the product. The microbial activities are enhanced as the fresh organic material acts as the nutrient source for the diverse soil flora and fauna.
The structure of heavy, light and sandy soil is considerably improved and unproductive lands can be converted into fertile ones by green manuring. In hilly areas, green manuring prevents soil erosion on sloppy lands by providing very good soil cover.
Green manure crops are quick growing legumes and grasses that are ploughed into the field, mulched on the top of the soil and used as a composting material. Amongst the green manure crops, sunn hemp and dhaincha are outstanding in biomass production. It is essential that there should be sufficient moisture in the soil when the green manure crops a…

The most effective method to test soil

Is your soil is ideal?  Take a clean transparent empty glass container.Fill the container about half, loaded with soil collected from various parts of the farm to get a general view.
Fill the container almost to the best with water. Leave space for shaking. 
Fix the cover and shake the container for a few minutes with the goal that every one of the particles is in suspension. Keep your container aside for a few hours, so that particles will settle. They will isolate into clay, silt, and sand layers. 
Read the Results of your soil test in container 
The base layer will be the heavier particles, sand and stones. 
Next,  following layer will be the silt particles. 
Over that are the clay particles 
The organic substance might float on the surface of the water as the last layer. 
The shade/colour of the soil layers provides some insight into its character – light hue soil ordinarily have less organic substance than dark hue soils and dark hue soil warms quicker in the spring. 
The container test re…

Ways to control deficiencies of all 18 essential elements

Method 1:
Boil 9 types of leaves
Boil it for 3 times. Make it cool to normal temperature
Filter it and spray it in 1:10 ratio. 1 litre with 10litre water

Method 2:
A healthy green leaf contains all nutrients. Healthy green leaf is the solution for all deficiencies. Take healthy green leaf soak in any liquid fertilisers like sour buttermilk, jeevamrut and mix in the soil. Microbes eat the leaf and release all nutrients to the soil. Note, jeevamrut will not supply nutrients directly...it supplies healthy microbes only. Microbes need food( mulch)  to survive. Microbes eat food and excrete nutrients.

a)      Tamarind leaves are the rich source of zinc.
b)      Hibiscus leaves contain copper.
c)      Curry leaf, drumstick leaf, or any other leafy greens contain iron.
d)      Arka leaves contain boron.(helps in getting female flowers in gourds)
e)      All types of flowers contain molybdenum.
f)       Indian Mallow contains calcium.
g)      Gingelly or mustard plants contain sulphur.
h)      Lady's …