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10585Re: [fukuoka_farming] FUKUOKA FARMING IS BETTER THAN ORGANIC AND SCIENTIFIC WAY OF FARMING.

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  • Raju Titus
    Mar 7, 2010
      Dear Christine,
      I am getting 2000 kg/acre Wheat and Rice. My target is 1000 gm/acre
      equivalent to Fukuoka's yield.
      Thanks
      Raju


      On Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 8:13 PM, 倩 冯 <crystalfengqian@...> wrote:

      >
      >
      > Dear Raju,
      >
      > Do you plant rice and wheat?What's your output of one acre?(rice and wheat
      > seperately)
      >
      > I have told my friends about fukuoka farming,but most of them don't believe
      > that one acre can reach 3000KG!!!
      >
      > I have a friend,he has only 1/3 of an acre land,and it is polluted by the
      > chemicals.What's your suggestion about the changing to natural farming?They
      > plant wheat(winter wheat )and corn on that land.
      >
      > Waiting for your information.
      >
      > Best regards,
      >
      > Christine
      >
      > --- 10年2月1日,周一, Raju Titus <rajuktitus@... <rajuktitus%40gmail.com>>
      > 写道:
      >
      > 发件人: Raju Titus <rajuktitus@... <rajuktitus%40gmail.com>>
      >
      > 主题: Re: [fukuoka_farming] FUKUOKA FARMING IS BETTER THAN ORGANIC AND
      > SCIENTIFIC WAY OF FARMING.
      > 收件人: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com <fukuoka_farming%40yahoogroups.com>
      > 日期: 2010年2月1日,周一,下午4:52
      >
      >
      > Thank you very much for so nice comments.
      > raju
      >
      > On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 1:20 AM, David Douglas <earthworks2@...<earthworks2%40gmail.com>>
      > wrote:
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > What a wonderful letter Raju,
      > >
      > > Continued success to you as you feed the people and care for the
      > > Earth.
      > >
      > > Peace to you my friend,
      > > David, in the Adirondack Mountains, NY USA
      > >
      > > On 1/31/10, Raju Titus <rajuktitus@... <rajuktitus%40gmail.com><rajuktitus%
      > 40gmail.com>>
      >
      > > wrote:
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > *FUKUOKA WAY OF FARMING IS BETTER THAN ORGANIC AND INORGANIC WAY OF
      > >
      > > > FARMING.
      > > > *
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      > http://picasaweb.google.co.in/lh/photo/WNKZh2Qbtp3hLII8XyAxzQ?feat=directlink
      > > >
      > > > .My name is Narendra Patil. I am practicing modern scientific
      > > > agriculture in 50 acres of my own land and another 50 acres of leased
      > > > land. My entire family including my mother, father and two brothers,
      > > > is fully occupied with the farm work throughout the year. We have all
      > > > modern technological agricultural tools including two tractors.
      > > > Initially we used to get good returns, but since the last few years we
      > > > are incurring losses. We kept on increasing our input costs year on
      > > > year in the hope of increasing yields and profits, but we got
      > > > increased losses in the same ratio. Since we do not have any other
      > > > income generating options other than agriculture we started feeling
      > > > insecure about our future. In this process we started searching for
      > > > alternative farming techniques.
      > > >
      > > > First we tried organic farming with a complete Gobar Gas plant setup
      > > > (biogas plant using cow dung) as per NADEP(National Agribusiness
      > > > Development Program) and used the resultant compost in our farm,but we
      > > > got only depressing results.There is much fuss in this but the results
      > > > are poor and damaging. Numerous other farmers share the same fate as
      > > > mine. The government is breaking the back of the farmer. The increased
      > > > cost of living is most disastrous for the farmer and he is not getting
      > > > the right price for his produce in spite of heavy input costs. This is
      > > > resulting in ever increasing losses for the farmer. The government is
      > > > importing food and causing the prices to fall locally. Due to this we
      > > > are not getting a fair price for our produce. Secondly, our lands have
      > > > lost their fertility and even the usage of costly fertilizers and
      > > > chemicals is not giving the desired results. Cattle breeding was an
      > > > alternative source of income for our family and we used to cover the
      > > > agricultural losses with the income from cattle. But with the use of
      > > > tractors and chemical fertilizers, cattle breeding has become
      > > > impossible.
      > > >
      > > > We have been growing paddy in rainy season, wheat in winter and mung (
      > > > kidney beans ) in summer. For the last two years we have continuously
      > > > incurred losses in all the crops. Our neighbor Sri Raju ji was an
      > > > advocate of modern scientific farming in early days. But after
      > > > experiencing the various difficulties in scientific farming he has
      > > > switched to no-till natural farming and is a very happy man now. We
      > > > started seeing the power in his way of natural farming and adopted his
      > > > method of no-till natural farming to grow paddy,wheat and mung in our
      > > > fields with Sri Raju sir's help. This is the second year of our
      > > > experiment with no-till natural farming and our wheat crop looks
      > > > better than the crop grown with chemicals and fertilizers despite the
      > > > fact that no chemicals or fertilizers have been used in our farm and
      > > > no tilling has been done at all. This is in front of your eyes to see.
      > > > The seeds we use are locally stored and not bought from outside. Our
      > > > costs have reduced by 80 percent by adopting no-till natural farming.
      > > > We used to spend around Rs.8 lakhs for our 50 acres of farm for
      > > > chemicals, fertilizers and tilling. Moreover the costs would easily go
      > > > up in case of weather disturbances.
      > > > We are sure to save around Rs.6 lakhs to Rs.7 lakhs by adopting
      > > > natural farming with the help of Sri Raju ji as we see the crop in our
      > > > fields. And we do not have fear of getting the right price for our
      > > > produce as we came to know that naturally grown food is commanding a
      > > > price of nearly 8 times to chemically grown food. So, we have made a
      > > > definite decision to adopt the same natural farming methods on our
      > > > entire farm after seeing further results. We heart fully thank Sri
      > > > Raju Bhai and his family for pioneering no-till natural farming
      > > > methods in India and for spreading this knowledge among farmers.
      > > > (TRANSLATED BY YUNGANDHER)
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