Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.
Advanced Search
Author
Subject
Message
Special notice only

Advanced Search
  • Hi Linda, Thanks for these inputs. My land has some slop, but previous owner had terraced it so that water does not flow fast down, I can block the water flow from each of these terrace in rainy season. I never used to do this, since I have lot of mulch and earth worms, lot of water goes down. But definitely there is some run off. Last year rain was very less here, typically we...
    Nandan Palaparambil May 24
  • Kostas, Good work...Here some government initiatives plant trees from saplings and provide some protection so that stray cattle does not eat the saplings...Since summer is hot and rain is less, these initiatives gets more importance. Sumant - Would like to support you, there may be some limitations because of distance, time etc... Regards, Nandan From: "Sumant Joshi sumant_jo@^$1...
    Nandan Palaparambil Apr 30
  • This is a challenge for me too, keeping soil moist...Last year monsoon was bad and that makes summer very hot and dry and we are loosing coconut trees. In some areas, I have put tropical kudzu as a cover crop and that area remains little more cooler, but in march/april they also will be killed, but they recover quite fast with first rain. I am also thinking of making trenches so...
    Nandan Palaparambil Apr 30
  • Fetching Sponsored Content...
  • Dear Ruthie, Photos would be nice and helpful... I am also hearing about issues of fresh cowdung, but I get excellent result on applying cowdung slurry...long term affect has to be studied....people say there are pathogens which can harm you, may be I have to read more on this topic... In India, lot of farmers (around 4 million) are practicing zero budget natural farming and in...
    Nandan Palaparambil Oct 18, 2016
  • Hi Ruthie, Please share some photos also, will give a clear picture of your situation....Some time back when I made pellets, I used termite hill soil, may be that is relatively free from weed seeds. Probably you also need a cover crop so that difficult weeds does not come through. Ideally cover crop should be controllable by cutting, grazing or by controlled flooding. In my case, I...
    Nandan Palaparambil Oct 17, 2016
  • ...send 20-25 seeds of Happy Hill rice which I am growing...Who ever is ready for this offer,please send a personal email to me - p_k_nandanan@^$1 Regards, Nandan
    p_k_nandanan@... Oct 16, 2016
  • Hi All, Scythe is available in India now ...please see the web site for buying....It is a quite useful tool, I use it for weed clearing in the farm, and also for grass cutting for cow.. Scythe India | A Sustainable Farming Tool Scythe India | A Sustainable Farming Tool wheat harvest in India, scythe, scythe in India, paddy harvest, Import of Technology,grain harvest, cradle...
    p_k_nandanan@... Oct 16, 2016
  • Hi Ruthie, I just restarted my no-till experiments again for rice..Since not able to get a harvest using no-till, I do organic tilled rice for growing food and get a reasonable predictable harvest now. I have dedicated another area for no-till, but not able to get a low-growing leguminous cover crop yet, without this controlling weeds is difficult. But as a suggestion, seed balls...
    Nandan Palaparambil Jul 18, 2016
  • Hi Admin, Please add my friend to this group, his name is Eric Koperek and he has already sent a subscription mail, but it looks like still he is not added to the group. His email ID is - erickoperek@^$1, hope gmail ID should be OK for this group? Eric's web site is https://agriculturesolutions.wordpress.com/ and he has lot of expertise in no-till and had close interaction with...
    p_k_nandanan@... Jul 7, 2016
  • I could not no-till rice growing working, once it established reasonably well, when I scattered seed balls above existing weeds and then cut and mulched weeds. But the field was not thick and being non-muddy, peacocks entered and completed destroyed it. I do rice now, by ploughing and sowing using drum seeder, and using only cowdung as manure. Weeding is done manually or using cono...
    Nandan Palaparambil Jun 30, 2016