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Re: [fukuoka_farming] Fwd: 08 - Re: prepared compost and chemical fertilizers

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  • Raju Titus
    We are making seed balls for rice in winter and broadcast in the growing crop of wheat. हम रबी में धान के बीजों को
    Message 1 of 10 , Dec 4, 2009
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      We are making seed balls for rice in winter and broadcast in the growing
      crop of wheat.
      हम रबी में धान के बीजों को मिटटी की गोली में बंद कर गहूं में ही डाल देते
      हैं.
      raju

      On Sat, Dec 5, 2009 at 12:30 AM, Frank McAvinchey <fmcavin@...> wrote:

      >
      >
      > So no seed/clay balls, right?
      >
      >
      > On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 1:49 PM, Raju Titus <rajuktitus@...<rajuktitus%40gmail.com>>
      > wrote:
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > Dear friend,
      > > Thank you very much for appreciation. We are direct broadcasting by hand
      > > wheat+ mathy in the mulch of rice straw. I found one legume is must with
      > > wheat. Fukuoka was using white clover.
      > > Thanks
      > > Raju India
      > > (Hindi)
      > > बधाई के लिए धन्यवाद हम गहूं के बीजों को सीधे मेथी के साथ मिला कर हाथों से
      > > छिड़कते हैं और उसे पुआल से ढँक देते हैं. और सिंचाई करते रहते हैं.
      > >
      > >
      > > On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 11:59 PM, Frank McAvinchey <fmcavin@...<fmcavin%40gmail.com>
      > <fmcavin%40gmail.com>>
      >
      > > wrote:
      > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Dear Raju,
      > > >
      > > > I am amazed at how robust your wheat looks! I have a question, did you
      > > use
      > > > Fukuoka's seed ball technique, or simply broadcasting by hand? How
      > > exactly
      > > > did you plant the wheat/mathy? You have a beautiful crop!
      > Congratulations
      > > > from Ohio! Whatever you did, I am going to imitate, although I doubt I
      > > can
      > > > raise Mathy. I'll have to substitute a local legume for the Mathy.
      > > >
      > > > Frank
      > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 12:50 AM, Raju Titus <rajuktitus@...<rajuktitus%40gmail.com>
      > <rajuktitus%40gmail.com>
      > > <rajuktitus%40gmail.com>>
      > > > wrote:
      >
      > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
      > > > > From: Raju Titus <rajuktitus@... <rajuktitus%40gmail.com><rajuktitus%
      > 40gmail.com><rajuktitus%
      > > 40gmail.com><rajuktitus%
      > > > 40gmail.com>>
      > > > > Date: Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 11:19 AM
      > > > > Subject: Re: 08 - Re: prepared compost and chemical fertilizers
      > > > > To: stephen coleman <stephencoleman95361@...<stephencoleman95361%40yahoo.com>
      > <stephencoleman95361%40yahoo.com>
      > > <stephencoleman95361%40yahoo.com>
      > > > <stephencoleman95361%40yahoo.com>
      > > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > Dear friend,
      > > > > I am growing wheat in winter, mung in summer and rice in rainy season
      > > in
      > > > my
      > > > > fruit garden. I scatter wheat seeds with mathy(local legume) in the
      > > mulch
      > > > > of
      > > > > rice straw.
      > > > > I scatter mung in wheat straw cover and scatter rice seeds in wheat
      > > with
      > > > > pallets. I am taking all in one no monoculture.
      > > > > i am doing it since last 25 years. My 80% land is in cover of
      > subabaul
      > > > > trees
      > > > > for fodder and fire wood. This photo shows that anybody can start
      > N.F.
      > > > > without use of any fertilizer.Problem of insects and weeds is also
      > > > related
      > > > > with the use of compost and chemical fertilizers.If you will stop
      > this
      > > > the
      > > > > problem will go wlthin no time.
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      > http://picasaweb.google.co.in/lh/photo/vdnWwXt16gcrXgUB_oYzIA?feat=directlink
      > > > > Raju
      > > > > Hindi
      > > > > अधिकतर लोग ये समझते है की बिना जुताई और बिना खाद से खेती करने के पहले
      > > कुछ
      > > > > समय खाद देनी पड़ेगी किन्तु ये गलत है पहले साल से से इस खेती में अछे
      > >
      > > > परिणाम
      > > >
      > > > > आते हैं. ये मित्र अमेरिका में पीछे साल से बिना जुताई की खेती कर रहे
      > हैं
      > > > इन
      > > > > का कहना है की इन्होने पहले खाद डाल कर शुरू किया अभी भी वे ही कर रहे
      > है.
      > > > > इन्हें सनल आदि की समस्या आ रही है हमारा कहना है की ये खाद के कारण है.
      > > > > राजू
      > > > > (भारत)
      > > > >
      > > > > On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 10:45 PM, stephen coleman <
      > > > > stephencoleman95361@... <stephencoleman95361%40yahoo.com><stephencoleman95361%
      > 40yahoo.com><stephencoleman95361%
      > > 40yahoo.com><stephencoleman95361%
      >
      > >
      > > > 40yahoo.com>> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > > Hi Raju,
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I have been growing a garden for 4 years now without tillage and my
      > > > > yields
      > > > > > are very good. The biggest problem that I encounter are snails and
      > > > slugs.
      > > > > > For a while I had small Chinese chickens which did a very good job
      > > but
      > > > > they
      > > > > > tended to like vegetables too. My wife didn't like the chickens so
      > I
      > > > gave
      > > > > > them away.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > The soil that I started with was poor and worn out from constant
      > > > > cropping.
      > > > > > I used chemicals to get it started and within about 2 years much of
      > > the
      > > > > > fertility had been restored and I switched over to organic
      > > composting.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Yet something was not congruent with what I learned in agricultural
      > > > > > college, why do the forests grow luxuriantly without man's help? So
      > 4
      > > > > years
      > > > > > ago I stopped tilling and composting.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I still weed because the weeds are aggressive and crowd out the
      > > > > > vegetables. However the weed infestation has been greatly reduced
      > and
      > > > so
      > > > > has
      > > > > > the garden work.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > What kind of grain to you grow? I grow small amounts of wheat,
      > > barley,
      > > > > oats
      > > > > > and triticale.
      > > > > > The triticale is yielding over 7 metric tons/hectare, without
      > tillage
      > > > or
      > > > > > fertilizers.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Stephen Coleman
      > > > > > California USA
      > > > > > http://newholisticmedicine.com
      > > > > >
      > > > > >
      > > > > > --- On *Wed, 12/2/09, Raju Titus <rajuktitus@...<rajuktitus%40gmail.com>
      > <rajuktitus%40gmail.com>
      > > <rajuktitus%40gmail.com>
      > > > <rajuktitus%40gmail.com>>*
      > > > > wrote:
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      > > > > >
      > > > > > From: Raju Titus <rajuktitus@... <rajuktitus%40gmail.com><rajuktitus%
      > 40gmail.com><rajuktitus%
      > > 40gmail.com><rajuktitus%
      >
      > > > 40gmail.com>>
      > >
      > > >
      > > > > > Subject: 08 - Re: prepared compost and chemical fertilizers
      > > > > > To: "stephencoleman95361" <stephencoleman95361@...<stephencoleman95361%40yahoo.com>
      > <stephencoleman95361%40yahoo.com>
      > > <stephencoleman95361%40yahoo.com>
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    • marss.farm
      Hello, my name is Beny.  I am a small natural farmer in France.  In case you are willing to start a natural farm in a temperate-cold climate, I would be very
      Message 2 of 10 , Dec 5, 2009
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        Hello,
        my name is Beny.  I am a small natural farmer in France.  In case you are willing to start a natural farm in a temperate-cold climate, I would be very happy to tell you how to proceed as far as method & practice are concerned.  Please, read my blog:
        http://marssfarm.centerblog.net
        I would be pleased to co-operate with your project.  Fukuoka’s is the simplest method of all.  The main job is to attune our mind to it.
        I hope you will answer my message.
        Beny


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