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Re: [fukuoka_farming] Rodale Institute

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  • Raju Titus
    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. Thanks Raju
    Message 1 of 4 , Apr 20, 2009
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      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.
      Thanks
      Raju

      On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 10:05 AM, Sudhiranjan Mandal
      <sudhiranjan1959@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > Dear raju,
      >     Do you know of any manufacturer in India,for crimper roller?
      > regards,
      > Sudhiranjan
      >
      > --- On Mon, 4/20/09, Raju Titus <rajuktitus@...> wrote:
      >
      > From: Raju Titus <rajuktitus@...>
      > Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Rodale Institute
      > To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
      > 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.
      > Thanks
      > Raju
      >
      > 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
      >> neighboring
      >> 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
      >> planting
      >> at the same time.
      >>
      >> The Natural Resources Conservation Service is funding the Institute to
      >> lead
      >> 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
      >> systems.
      >>
      >>
      >
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