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  • G. G. Hegde
    Oct 7, 2012
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      Thanks, That is wealth of information.

      regards,
      gg

      On Sunday, October 7, 2012, Anant Joglekar wrote:

      > 1 http://www.sare.org/WebStore/
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      > 2
      > http://www.sare.org/content/download/60067/808447/file/Crop%20Rotations%20on%20Organic%20Farms.pdf?inlinedownload=1
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      > 3
      > http://www.sare.org/content/download/29733/413984/Managing_Cover_Crops_Profitably.pdf?inlinedownload=1
      >
      > anant joglekar
      > 9423089706
      >
      > The ultimate goal of natural farming is not simply growing crops but the
      > cultivation and perfection of human beings. Masanobu Fukuoka
      >
      > ------------------------------
      > *From:* G. G. Hegde <gghegde@... <javascript:_e({}, 'cvml',
      > 'gghegde@...');>>
      > *To:* "fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com <javascript:_e({}, 'cvml',
      > 'fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com');>" <fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com<javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', 'fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com');>>
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      > *Sent:* Sunday, 7 October 2012 1:54 PM
      > *Subject:* [fukuoka_farming] Re: help me grow cover crop
      >
      >
      > Will try Cowpea and sunhemp, as mentioned earlier, sunhemp has grown to
      > certain extent, cowpea did not, may be because of heavy rains. Now as rain
      > has subdued, time to try these in the other open area.
      >
      > Velvet bean has itching character, it would be difficult to get any workers
      > to work in my farm if this is present in large quantity.
      >
      > I may have to try seed balls this time around as other grass is present in
      > abundance and the seeds will have contact with the earth.
      >
      > Fascinated by pigeon pea because of the green mass it produces.
      >
      > regards,
      > gg
      >
      > On Sunday, October 7, 2012, Nandan Palaparambil wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > The other cover crops which can be tried is cowpea, sunhemp and velvet
      > > beans.
      > >
      > > Or you can try a mix of all these and see which thrives best in your
      > land.
      > >
      > > Regards,
      > > Nandan
      > >
      > > ________________________________
      > > From: G. G. Hegde <gghegde@... <javascript:_e({}, 'cvml',
      > 'gghegde%40gmail.com');> <javascript:_e({}, 'cvml',
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      > >
      > > Sent: Saturday, October 6, 2012 9:29 PM
      > > Subject: [fukuoka_farming] Re: help me grow cover crop
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Mine is too red soil, only on the edges you will see it black because of
      > > huge amount of dry leaves rotten.
      > >
      > > Yes organic matter is very low, the land was fallow for years and again
      > it
      > > was being grazed heavily. You could see some old pics in my other albums,
      > > it will give idea how was it before this summer. All the green cover is
      > > because of the fence and now with diancha, it had some lines of nukki
      > soopu
      > > ( not aware of English Name, i used these stumps along the border) and
      > > congress on the border.
      > >
      > > I am sure the top soil was lost earlier, but the water gets stagnated, it
      > > does not have current because of the trenches. As there was not tilling
      > > for good number of years, i expected it to have been rejuvenated.
      > > Collected the soil for testing, yet to do this activity.
      > >
      > > Was talking to my farm help sometime back, thinking of growing pigeon pea
      > > in some area, as diancha has not really grown to full potential not
      > really
      > > hopeful of getting any yeild from pigeon pea, but it should atleast
      > > generate some material for mulch.
      > >
      > > Suggestions welcome.
      > >
      > > regards,
      > > gg
      > >
      > > On Saturday, October 6, 2012, Sumant Joshi wrote:
      > >
      > > > **
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > This is quite similar to my situation. But we have red soil here and
      > yes
      > > > it is quite hard.
      > > >
      > > > I think the issue we both have is very low levels of organic matter in
      > > the
      > > > soil. Was the land fallow before you
      > > > took over and was it devoid of any vegetation? In my case the farming
      > > > practices employed by the locals is destroying the soil. Firstly the
      > land
      > > > is mountainous and when it rains these people start tilling the land.
      > The
      > > > fierce rain washes away the soil into the huge artificial reservoir the
      > > > government has created for drinking water for Mumbai. I wonder how long
      > > the
      > > > land can withstand this stupidity.
      > > >
      > > > Sent from my BSNL landline B-fone
      > > >
      > > > Warm regards,
      > > >
      > > > Sumant Joshi
      > > > Tel - 09370010424, 0253-2361161
      > > >
      > > > >________________________________
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