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Biochar - Carbon Gold.

Special thanks to Amol Palshetkar for his support in bringing this article into this website.
Soil is a living thing! A teaspoon of healthy soil has more living organisms in it than all the people on the planet. Plants used living soil to stay healthy and strong relying on it to deliver water oxygen and nutrients to communicate and shared resources through networks of microbes in a natural environment. Soil quality is naturally brilliant so everything works as it should but in towns and cities golf courses, football pitches and even gardens and allotments the soil has become much lower quality than in woodlands. In some cases where fungicides and pesticides have been overused soil becomes barren much to the detriment of the grass, flowers, trees and crops we rely on but there's an easy solution to permanently improve soil quality in all environments.
Biochar
Biochar is a very porous and high carbon form of charcoal that has three beneficial effects on soil physical biochar’s microsco…

Is soil a living organism?

Special thanks to Praveen Karri for his support in bringing this article into this website. Is soil a living organism? It is very obvious that healthy plants need healthy soil for healthy growth. To understand this concept, let us dig around why plants need the nutrient rich soil and how plants absorb them.  Effect of Fertilizers on plants & soil Soil needs to contain minerals and the life research shows that the widespread use of synthetic fertilizer leads to soils that no longer have the required biota for healthy plant growth. Fertilizer comes from a time when there was no understanding of the long-term effects of their usage on the soil. There was a belief that fertilizer was a miracle that doubled the harvests and growers were able to provide the required food for growing population. But unfortunately, now after years of using synthetic fertilizers the effects on soil quality are apparent, increasingly it is seen that fewer nutritional minerals remain in the soil resulting in pl…

Dead Soil (Vs) Life in the Soil

Ever take a walk through a forest and then think back to your garden so why is one growing in the other not soil see in the forest soil. There are some very important yet practically invisible populations that make the organic ecosystem what it is

Let’s take a moment to meet just two important ones

first is bacteria they act like tiny food storage banks for your plants so tiny up to thousand can fit inside the period at the end of the sentence they are the Earth's primary de-composers of organic matter locking up nutrients close to the plants roots that might otherwise leach out when the bacteria die those nutrients are released to the plant

A second key helper for plants is mycorrhiza this beneficial fungus lives symbiotically with the plants roots the roots give the carbon. The fungus needs to grow and the fungus transports water and nutrients beyond the reach of the roots

there's a problem though as humans we have a bad habit of unintentionally destroying everything around …

Is poultry litter a good fertilizer or a good soil amendment?

 As poultry industry getting too much commercial and every person making business on it thinking to get great returns in less time with minimal loss. Hence some of them are going in a route which is harmful to environment. let us look is the poultry manure purchased from a commercial poultry farmer.
This waste is possibly significant for land application as a natural compost due to its moderately high supplement content particularly nitrogen(ammonia), owing to characteristically elevated levels of protein and amino acids . Chicken litter is a aggregate of fowl feces, feathers, bedding substances and split feeds, medicines, and water and so forth. Is also contaminated with pathogenic microorganisms which includes micro organism, fungi, viruses and parasitic protozoa, and helminthes; antibiotics and pathogenic microbes with antibiotic-resistant genes; heavy metals; increase and intercourse hormones together with estrogen, mainly 17 beta estradiol, and testosterone; and insecticides which…

Cultivation of Rose

About Author of this article:
Mr.Manjunath is Innovative farmer cultivating rose organically from Doddamanchi, Karnataka. He makes products like Rose herbal tea, Gulkhand, Rose Oil, Rose Water,Potpouri, Rose perfume, etc.


You can reach him on mail2me.manjunath@gmail.com, 8971678861


Introduction :
Arka Savi: It is a spray category of rose belonging to floribunda group. Flowers are Purple Pink in colour and are produced in bunches. ‘Arka Savi’ is identified for its floriferous nature with high yield. Potential yield of flowers expected is 30 tons/acre/year. In addition to high yield, it has added advantage of long shelf life of 5-6 days.

Source : https://www.iihr.res.in/rose-arka-savi

BOTANICAL DESCRIPTION OF ROSES
•Rose belongs to family Rosaceae.
•Majority types of this species with minor difference belongs to genus Rosa.
•There are around 150 perceived and portrayed types of roses.
•The genus Rosa is divided into 4 sub genera namely- Eurosa, Platyrhodon,Hesperhodos, Hulthemia.




Floribunda:- …

Strategies on moisture management and conservation of Soil & Water

Method – 1: Cover Crops
Improves soil structure and soil fertilityReduces soil erosion and water rain water run offSuppress weedsProvides food and manureImproves soil moisture and reduces surface crustingReduces high fluctuations of soil temperatureSome cover crops can provide good cash incomeA good alternative source of mulch, especially where crop residue areimportant animal feedMethod – 2: Mulching
Increases soil moistureReduces evaporation from soil surfaceSuppresses weedsReduce high fluctuation in soil temperatureIncreases soil organic matterProtects soil from splash erosion and water run off

Method – 3: Earth Basin
Can be constructed easily by hand

Want more flowering for fruit trees? Learn the concept of Smudging !!

Is your tree is lazy to give fruits? Is your tree stubborn to bear fruits? You can make your tree listen to you., how? SMUDGING...

Smudging is concept of giving smokey fire to tree, branches and leaves. Some of old aged people know this concept very well, it was slowly perished after potassium nitrate/paclobutrazol came into existence which will make tree to induce flowers and bear fruits.

Smudging is simple, gather dried material like leaves, branches, peels, husks etc. Identify air movement, burn dried material. With the flow air into you farm smoke will spread to all trees. Or Keep dried material under the tree and slowly start fire the smoke will spread to the tree. If you want more smoke add some green leaves like Neem or Moist organic material.

Best time to do smudging is early morning where air movement is very low and smoke will spread evenly. This need to be done every morning until tree induce with flowers. For Example, Mango trees will start flowering in the months of SEPTEMB…

Weeds and Soil

A weed is considered as a nasty plant, yet we don't know how they survive and they grow profusely. Weeds, environmentally, are the principal plants to grow in nutrient less,nutrients insufficient soils that is in poor soil. Most weeds develop in soils that are high in nitrates and are microorganisms commanded soils. By observing the kind of weeds that grow on your soil, will give you sense of what conditions are constraining. The genuine reason behind weed growth is to improve the biology of soil. Numerous weeds go about as authorities of inadequate soil minerals. The compelling force of nature doesn't care for uncovered soils, so she discovers something to develop (weeds) that improve soil so different plants can develop,thrive, adapt for correcting imbalanced nutrient in soil.
Each plant is a pointer of the conditions that exist in that field and demonstrates why some agronomic yields (corn, groundnut, Paddy, Beans) development may endure. Weeds provide us some insight into w…