Re: [fukuoka_farming] Legume and grain crops
- Dear Raju sir,
I think it depends on the fertility of the soil, if the soil is very fertile and enough nutrients
for the fruit trees and legume, then there may not be a competition. But once the soil is
fertile still if the weeds grow and competes with crop for sunlight, crops gets affected.
Earlier I had seen when I deweeded one portion of the paddy field, it came out well there.
From: Raju Titus <rajuktitus@...>
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2013 9:09 AM
Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Legume and grain crops
Dear Nandan ,
This is falls information that ground cover crop around shade area of
tree consumes nutrients but is supply nutrients, conserve
moisture,protect tree from
On 8/1/13, Nandan <p_k_nandanan@...> wrote:
> I am planning to experiment with Arachis Pintoi as cover crop for
> cultivating rice. But the paper below suggests to cut the cover crop around
> the base of the trees to avoid nutrient competition. I know that Fukuoka san
> used white clover with fruit trees and grains. But will it be that
> initially, till the land fertility is improved, there will be competition
> from cover crops?
*Raju Titus.Natural farm.Hoshangabad. M.P. 461001.*
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]