Natural Farming of Rice.
Natural Farming of Rice:In normal traditional cultivation of rice, the farmer makes channels in theland to retain water. He tills the land and creates lot of mud. Then hetransplants young rice plants from a breeding plot to the field. He thenapplies lot of fertilizers and pesticides to these plants. And he repeatedlyfloods the field with water. This kind of farming is a costly affair. InFukuoka farming, there is no need to do all these things. Instead, ricegrain is enclosed in clay seed balls and scattered in the standing, ready toharvest winter crop. These seeds will sprout in the right season with therains. Nothing else needs to be done. The remaining of the last crop i.estraw, leaves, roots etc will control weeds and due to no tilling the rainwater will sink into the earth, which in turn will irrigate thecrop.(Translation by S.Yugandar)photos
Natural Farming of Rice
Dear Frank, Nandan and others,Thanks for your emails.When we stop tilling the land, the local weeds and plants will try to makea home for themselves. Those which are strong will win,establish their ruleand flourish by pushing aside the other weaker plants. To change these weedswe will use the same tactic and spread the seeds of the crops that we wantto grow there and once they sprout, we will cut back the strong unwantedweeds and leave them in the field. In this way, the crop that we want togrow will become stronger and will become king. To maintain this process of crop replacing unwanted ones, inter-cropping and previous crop residues playa very important role. This process will result in good results in the firstyear itself, and there is no need to wait for a long time. This process willwork for any weeds(ground cover crop) except few very strong ones. My farmnever required tilling or any organic fertilizers ever.--Raju.(Translation by SYungandhar)http://picasaweb.google.co.in/rajuktitus/NATURALWHEATRICEROTATION?feat=directlin\k> Dear friend,> Productivity is highest due to minimum in put. Yield is in record is one> ton/quarter acre. This way of farming do no required much water because it> is possible by without flooding.Natural irrigation system works in> paddy.Rain water goes straight in to the soil and water vaporous supply> water. Crop residues mange water. There is no risk involve in this way as in> tillig based orgenic and inorgenic agriculture. <>http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/uhVRDEX-1tlai51b4qUouA?feat=directlink > >> Raju Titus
NO TILL NATURAL FARMING (RISHI KHETI)
Dear Friends,Just look at this growing wheat crop in our natural farm. I will easilyget 15 to 20 quintals of wheat grain and this equals the most productivedistricts of central India which use modern scientific agricultural methods.The salient feature of my farm is that it had not been tilled for the past25 years. No man made organic or inorganic fertilizers have been used in mynatural farm.http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/OCFTrZkSVUnoIcv34cal9w?feat=directlink To seed this wheat crop we have scattered wheat plus fenugreek seeds andcovered them with rice straw.http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/1qZbTJQeVLfy9nz3TFY6EA?feat=directlink Before we could irrigate the field, there was rain. After the rain, all theseeds sprouted and came above the rice straw. I have scattered seed ballsmade with termite clay and containing grain that will sprout in the rainyseason in this thriving crop.