Saturday, September 17, 2011

SEVAI Amoor Organic farming is human friendly-Dr.K.Govindaraju

SEVAI Amoor organic paddy Nursery
SEVAI Amoor Organic farming system is a method of farming system which primarily aimed at cultivating the land and raising crops in such a way, as to keep the soil alive and in good health by use of organic wastes such as crop, animal and farm wastes, aquatic wastes and other biological materials along with beneficial microbes, biofertilizers to release nutrients to crops for increased sustainable production in an eco friendly pollution free environment. SEVAI with partnership of PVF had undertaken organic farming in 200 acres of land and the Paddy Nursery has been raised. With the increase in population our compulsion would be not only to stabilize agricultural production but to increase it further in sustainable manner. The scientists have realized that the ‘Green Revolution’ with high input use has reached a plateau and is now sustained with diminishing return of falling dividends. Thus, a natural balance needs to be maintained at all cost for existence of life and property. The obvious choice for that would be more relevant in the present era, when these agrochemicals which are produced from fossil fuel and are not renewable and are diminishing in availability. It may also cost heavily on our foreign exchange in future. “Organic farming is a system which avoids or largely excludes the use of synthetic inputs such as fertilizers, pesticides, hormones, feed additives etc and to the maximum extent feasible rely upon crop rotations, crop residues, animal manures, off-farm organic waste, mineral grade rock additives and biological system of nutrient mobilization and plant protection”.  “Organic agriculture is a unique production management system which promotes and enhances agro-ecosystem health, including biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity, and this is accomplished by using on-farm agronomic, biological and mechanical methods in exclusion of all synthetic off-farm inputs”. It Protects the long term fertility of soils by maintaining organic matter levels, encouraging soil biological activity, and careful mechanical intervention and it provides crop nutrients indirectly using relatively insoluble nutrient sources which are made available to the plant by the action of soil micro-organisms”. Govin

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