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  • John Vijaya
    Thank you all for your valuable inputs. ... -- John Vijaya www.cfcindia.com http://cjohnvijaya.blogspot.com/ http://picasaweb.google.co.in/cjohnvijaya
    Message 1 of 7 , Feb 24, 2009
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      Thank you all for your valuable inputs.

      On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 8:23 PM, Raju Titus <rajuktitus@...> wrote:

      > Dear John,
      > NF is most simple way of farming. This is mainly based on do nothing .No
      > tilling,no use of any chemical/organic fertilizers. No weed and insect
      > killing. No need of any man made culture etc. Please read Natural way of
      > farming do experiments and consult in this group.
      > Thanks
      > Raju
      >
      >
      > On 2/24/09, John Vijaya <cjohnvijaya@... <cjohnvijaya%40gmail.com>>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > Dear Raju,
      > > I'm in Bangalore, the farm is in a place called Samanur, 12km from
      > > Rayakotai
      > > and 6km from Marandhalli (railway stations) in Tamil Nadu.
      > > I'm trying to practice NF, but got deviated a little into Subash
      > Palekar's
      > > method. We have not used any chemicals or fertilizers for the past 2
      > years.
      > > I love animals, thats why the chicken, cow, dogs, rabbits and sheep. I'd
      > > love to keep many more variety of animals but workers are not good, they
      > > rob
      > > in my absence and blame the villagers.
      > >
      > > I've been in the group for sometime now and found that your comments are
      > > best suited for India. And since you are practicing FF in the NF method
      > > since a long time and also seen and met Fukuoka, I have a regard for you
      > > and
      > > your comments.
      > >
      > > Thanks for your advice on parthenium.
      > >
      > > I will comment on the photographs.
      > >
      > > Thanks,
      > > John
      > >
      > > On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 12:53 PM, Raju Titus <rajuktitus@...<rajuktitus%40gmail.com>
      > <rajuktitus%40gmail.com>>
      >
      > > wrote:
      > >
      > > > Dear John,
      > > > Nice place. Farming with cow, Goats and chicken. Lot of trees.
      > > > Congratulation for having this property. Actually we all of this group
      > > > wants
      > > > to know where are you and what type of farming you are practising. We
      > are
      > > > all in group discussing "Fukuoka way of Farming" which is known as
      > > Natural
      > > > way of Farming. It is based on zero tillage,no use of any man made
      > > > fertilizers. It is free from weed and insect killers of any kind.
      > > > Please give titles or some comments so we understand what is it.
      > > > You asked me about parthenium. In Natural way of farming there is no
      > > > problem
      > > > with this but it helps in farming. I could not see in you farm but if
      > it
      > > is
      > > > there please protect it I Will show how you can do NF with Parthenium.
      > > > Parthenium is a Small plant of white flowers having very tinny seeds.
      > It
      > > > is drought + wet resistant variety . Generally comes when people do not
      > > > allow any green ground cover vegetation by tilling or excess grazing.
      > > > Many people say it is come with American wheat(PL480) they call it
      > > > "Congress
      > > > grass". This is myth. Many people say it is creating diseases. This is
      > > also
      > > > myth. In N.F we are in need of locally ground cover crop. Parthanium
      > can
      > > be
      > > > used as Ground cover crop. Thanks for introducing Parthanium for
      > > discussion
      > > > in group.
      > > > Thanks
      > > > Raju
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > On 2/23/09, John <cjohnvijaya@... <cjohnvijaya%40gmail.com><cjohnvijaya%
      > 40gmail.com><cjohnvijaya%
      > > 40gmail.com>> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Hi everbody,
      > > > > There are a few photos of my farm.
      > > > >
      > > > > Raju,
      > > > > Please comment on the way I'm doing the farming.
      > > > > What to do with the parthenium (weed) that is growing in abundance.
      > > > >
      > > > > regards,
      > > > > John
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      > http://picasaweb.google.co.in/lh/sredir?uname=cjohnvijaya&target=ALBUM&id=5305649843839537825&authkey=8_Q7IsXdsmo&invite=CLyZtqoI&feat=email
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      > >
      > > --
      > > John Vijaya
      > > www.cfcindia.com
      > > http://cjohnvijaya.blogspot.com/
      > > http://picasaweb.google.co.in/cjohnvijaya
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      --
      John Vijaya
      www.cfcindia.com
      http://cjohnvijaya.blogspot.com/
      http://picasaweb.google.co.in/cjohnvijaya


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