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  • kumarskp2000
    Dear Nandan, It could be very helpful if you give me contact detail of hoysala appaji. Regards Kumarswamy
    Message 1 of 6 , Sep 30, 2009
      Dear Nandan,
      It could be very helpful if you give me contact detail of hoysala appaji.

      Regards
      Kumarswamy


      --- In fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com, Nandan Palaparambil <p_k_nandanan@...> wrote:
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      > Srinath,
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      > Recently while I was talking a natural farmer from Hassan, Karnataka called Hoysala Appaji ... He mentioned that the local traditional varieties of paddy called Rajamudi and Rajabhoga grows very tall (4 to 5 ft) and compete with weeds well. The hybrid varieties are short and does not compete well. He is able to do paddy without weeding..
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      > --- On Fri, 9/25/09, srinath hr <srinath.hr@...> wrote:
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      > From: srinath hr <srinath.hr@...>
      > Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Our continued expeiments with natural farming...
      > To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Friday, September 25, 2009, 7:53 PM
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      > Nandan,
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      > You have rightly said "Weeds problem may disappear with no-tilling and
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      > continous mulching,"
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      > MAy be we can also look at the following to minimise the chances of weeds
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      > - Proper timing of seeds for the next crop.
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      > - Repeating the cycle of natural cultivation without a break.
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      > 2009/9/19 Nandan Palaparambil <p_k_nandanan@ yahoo.com>
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      > > Nice to see more and more people becoming successful with natural farming
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      > > in orchards and pulses cultivation. The theory that legumes grows well under
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      > > grass seems to be really working..But long way to go with paddy, of course
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      > > there are a few people who could succeed..
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      > > Is there any data available what kind of failures were faced by Fukuoka san
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      > > during the paddy cultivation? It looks like it takes some years to make it
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      > > successful, the major issue being weeds take control. Weeds problem may
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      > > disappear with no-tilling and continous mulching, but how long it takes to
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      > > get a stable system?
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      > > Regards,
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      > > Nandan
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      > > --- On Thu, 9/17/09, srikanth_ma <srikanth_ma@ yahoo.com<srikanth_ma% 40yahoo.com> >
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      > > From: srikanth_ma <srikanth_ma@ yahoo.com <srikanth_ma% 40yahoo.com> >
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      > > Subject: [fukuoka_farming] Our continued expeiments with natural farming...
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      > > To: fukuoka_farming@ yahoogroups. com <fukuoka_farming% 40yahoogroups. com>
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      > > Date: Thursday, September 17, 2009, 10:48 PM
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      > > It has been a long time since I posted on this forum. I seem to be making
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      > > steady progress with natural farming, some successes and some failures. For
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      > > the 3rd year in succession Horsegram & Tur is doing pretty well in natural
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      > > farming method. Yield in last 2 years have been same or better than my
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      > > neighbours who practice intensive farming methods. Stopping grazing of our
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      > > cows in the land over last 10 months has a dramatic impact. However still
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      > > struggling with paddy, but firmly believe that it just a matter of time
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      > > before we harvest them succesfully. The photos and updates are shared at
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      > > http://vanashree. in/Latest_ News.htm
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