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PoP Adhoc Organic

PoP Adhoc Organic

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THE ADHOC PACKAGE OFPRACTICES RECOMMENDATIONS FORORGANIC FARMING
 Editors
Dr.D.AlexanderDr.S.RajanDr.L.RajamonyDr.K.UshakumariDr.Sajan KurienDIRECTORATE OF RESEARCH
KERALA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
THRISSUR-680656, KERALA, INDIA
 
 English
THE ADHOC PACKAGE OF PRACTICES RECOMMENDATIONS FORORGANIC FARMING
June, 2009
Copies
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Compilation and Editing:
General guidelines
Dr.K.UshakumariDr.V.L.Geethakumari
Rice
Dr.P.V.BalachandranDr.S.Leena Kumari
Fruits, Vegetables, Ornamental Plants and Tuber Crops
Dr.C.S.Jayachandran NairDr.L.RajamonyDr.Abdul Wahab
Plantation Crops, Spices, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Dr.E.V.NybeDr.S.RajanDr.N.Mini Raj
Plant Protection
Dr.T. NalinakumariDr. P. Sivaprasad
Final compilation:
Dr.K.E.Savithri
Published by:
Director of ExtensionKerala Agricultural UniversityMannuthy 680 651Thrissur, Kerala
Printed at:
Kerala Agricultural University Press, Mannuthy – 680 651 Thrissur - Kerala
Correct Citation
:Kerala Agricultural University 2009
THE ADHOC PACKAGE OF PRACTICES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ORGANIC FARMING
Directorate of ResearchVellanikkara, KAU Post – 680 656 Thrissur, Kerala, India.
 
KERALA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
K.A.U. P.O.Vellanikkara 680 656K.R. Viswambaran, IASVice Chancellor
 FOREWORD
Agricultural practices, world over, have been undergoing changes over a period of time.The intensive agricultural practices followed during the past four decades in our countryresulted in food security and self-sufficiency. This was achieved through development of input responsive varieties coupled with use of chemical fertilizers and plant protection chemi-cals. The Green Revolution in India, undoubtedly, boosted the overall agricultural produc-tion. However, productivity decline is experiencing in many intensively cultivated areas whereorganic manures were partially or totally excluded. The intensification of land use withincreased dependence on agro-chemicals resulted in stagnation of crop yield in many situa-tions, which necessitated a change to a sustainable farming system approach having inbuiltfeatures of equilibrium between farming and nature. This type of farming system, later on,came to be known as organic farming.Various technologies like Biological agriculture, Biodynamic farming, Health food, GreenFood have been in vogue in the area of organic farming. But it is well recognized thatorganic agriculture is a holistic food production management system, which promotes andsustains agro-ecosystem, health, biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. Ingeneral, organic farming hinges on extensive use of naturally available resources, prefer-ably on-farm inputs to enhance soil fertility, in contrast to chemical fertilizers.The concept of organic farming is not new to Indian farming community. Several forms of organic farming are being successfully practiced in diverse agro-climatic situations, particu

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