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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.

      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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