Re: [fukuoka_farming] Rodale Institute
- Dear friend,
No I don't know any manufacturer in India but it is very simple you
can see the images through google search.
Any body can make this.
On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 10:05 AM, Sudhiranjan Mandal
> Dear raju,
> Do you know of any manufacturer in India,for crimper roller?
> --- On Mon, 4/20/09, Raju Titus <rajuktitus@...> wrote:
> From: Raju Titus <rajuktitus@...>
> Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Rodale Institute
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Date: Monday, April 20, 2009, 8:39 PM
> Dear friend,
> Crimper roller is having blunt blades this simply bend weeds not kill.
> Planting in live green mulch is having many advantages. 1- This
> control weeds. 2- It suck water and nutrients and spread in soil.Many
> earthworms and useful insects and small animals live in.3-Many
> predators control plant disease.4- After decomposition it provide lot
> of organic matter.5-If this weed is leguminous than lot of nitrogen
> available for crops.
> In 1988 when Fukuoka was in my farm he tried his best to explain
> this method to me but due to improper translation i could not
> understand.At that time I was cutting weeds and using electric pump
> for irrigation. Fukuoka told me if you bend this weed and keep alive
> than there was no need of irrigation.
> Friends I am not against of many Organic farmers they are all trying
> best but if they stop plowing and use
> name "No till organic farming". Than only they can claim
> "sustainability". Crimper roller is a simple m/cs it can be run by
> Oxen/Horse or by hands.This method is very useful in dry land farming.
> On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 3:19 PM, garden03048 <apdir@...> wrote:
>> No-till farming is great—it protects soils from erosion, builds organic
>> matter and saves the lives of millions of earthworms every year. But weed
>> management depends on herbicides—which are prohibited in organic farming,
>> cost money and can harm the environment.
>> Jeff Moyer, farm manager at The Rodale Institute, teamed up with
>> farmer John Brubaker in 2002 to build a front-mounted roller-crimper that
>> can kill cover crops mechanically. To provide organic farmers a giant step
>> forward, we are focusing on a one-pass system doing the rolling and
>> at the same time.
>> The Natural Resources Conservation Service is funding the Institute to
>> a project that evaluates the potential of this tool to save time, lower
>> costs and improve sustainability. This page describes the work of
>> researchers and farmers here on our research farm and seven other regions
>> around the country to learn how the roller might fit in their farming
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