Published on September 14, 2013
Organic FarmingOrganic Farming by Dada Gananathanandaby Dada Gananathananda
The BasicsThe Basics Soil Water Climate Market
Soil TypeSoil Type Sand Clay Loam PH (N, P, K) Soil test
Water SourceWater Source Rain River Lake, pond Well Aqueduct City water
Weather ConditionWeather Condition Season : raining , dry ; hot , cold Temperature : max. / min. Humidity : high , low Hurricane, Flood Wind, Twister Drought, Forest Fire Frost, Hail
Seed SelectionSeed Selection Heirloom or Hybrid Treated or Untreated Early or late variety Fast or slow growing
Preparing SeedlingPreparing Seedling Germination rate Temperature requirement Soil humidity
Field preparationField preparation Cover crop Plowing Composting Laying T-tapes
TransplantingTransplanting Late Afternoon Early Morning Planting depth Planting distance
IrrigationIrrigation Drip irrigation for crops. Mini sprayers for trees. Water volume and pressure (psi)
FertilizingFertilizing Composting Foliar Feeding – Brix mix Fertigation – Fish meal Compost tea EM Bokashi
Pest ManagementPest Management Ants – Tanglefoot or Stickem Rodents – Rodenator, traps, snakes, terrier Birds – Canon, hanging CDs or reflective ribbons, chicken wire Flies and small insects – chicken Deer, rabbits, coyotes, bears and mountain lions – (electric) fence Rattle snakes – To be respected.
Disease PreventionDisease Prevention Companion plants Crop rotation Neem spray Pruning
Weed ControlWeed Control Weed fabric Mulching Manual weeding Machine Animal grazing
MaintenanceMaintenance Plumbing Electrical & Mechanical
Harvest & StorageHarvest & Storage Hygiene Cooling
Season ExtenderSeason Extender Hoop House Economic, Flexible Not good in high wind area
Post HarvestPost Harvest Pruning Field cleaning Food processing Greenhouse Cover crop
ChallengesChallenges Soil erosion due to wind and rain Nutrients leaching Alternative energy Farming population
NeedsNeeds Vision Careful planning Good timing and proper tools Dirt loving Excellent health Genuine interest Lot of sacrifice Faith
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