जुताई ,खाद ,दवाई ,निदाई नहीं ! Zero tilage, No Chemicals , No weeding
Shalini and Raju Titus. Hoshangabad. M.P. firstname.lastname@example.org
Raju sahib,Do annual crops like paddy and wheat grow well under shadow? Will not lack of sunlight affect growth?Regards
In zero tilage i found very less shade effect. It is due to soil health, tilage spoiling soil health therefpre having more shade effect.I found good grain results under and near trees. Specially legume trees like Subabul and deshi babul every leguminus tree suply nitrogen in its shade area and control weeds and insects.
Tks. I have read about Prosopis cineraria (khejri) in India and Faidherbia in Africa being extensively as a shade crop. Are other acacia species also equally effective as shade crop or only these two trees.I have one more follow up question. My understanding is that plant leaves utilise solar light incident on them with a maximum certain efficiency (5%???). Now under shade when incident light is less, how do they still maintain high efficiency? Is there something I am missing.Btw, sir, let me confess I am a big fan of your writings and also of Mr. Save.Regards
Negetive effect of shade in grain crop depends upon the natural power of the soil. under leguminus trees natural power of soil improves evry year due to continius supply of nitrogen in the shade area. In 1988 when Fukuokaji visited my farm he advised me to keep leguminus trees and grow crops with trees.But this is only possible in zero tillage.
Thank you, sir. Fukuoka san was indeed a great man.Regards
Dear Raju sir,The last photo does not look to be your farm? Just curious which farm is this?Regards,Nandan
This is Wheat with Popular trees in Yamunanager Hariyana.Many farmers are growing grain with popular treesin Yamuna nager but are not natural farmers.I am doing natral farming of grain with Subabul trees. This photo shows that grain is possible with trees.
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