LUCKNOW: To inform farmers about the utility of microbial bio-fertilisers, the National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) in collaboration with department of agriculture, UP organised a one-day training programme on application of microbial bio-fertilisers for enhanced productivity and quality improvement of agriculture production at Kalli (west) village situated on Rae Bareli Road.

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The area under organic farming is increasing in Punjab with more farmers adopting this method to grow vegetables, fruits and cereals.

Officials of the Organic Farming Council of Punjab said they had registered farmers practicing organic farming on more than 5,000 acres in the state.

Organic farming is gaining wide attention among farmers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and agricultural scientists because it minimizes dependence on chemical inputs like fetilizers, pesticides and other agro-chemicals and safeguards and improves the quality of resources and the environment.

The containerised seedling production technology, especially use of polypacks/root trainers is dependent on suitable growing media for raising quality seedlings. In the present investigation, experiments were carried out to find out the suitable potting mixture for raising Cedrus deodara and Cupressus torulosa seedlings.

The Jatropha plant has pantropic distribution and survives under arid conditions. The seed yields 30% oil known as hell oil, pinheon oil, oleum infernale or oleum ricini majoris, which contains small amounts of an irritant curcanoleic acid, which is related to ricinoleic acid, the principle active ingredients of castor oil and croton oil respectively.

Farming like any profession requires dedication, understanding, constant learning and application of new ideas and above all a desire to view it as a part of the greater ecosystem. Here is a case of a young farmer who has nurtured his farm with utmost care and sensitivity to the environment.

Brainchild of Professor Rajneesh Sharma and Satendra Yadav of Kurukshetra University
Prof Rajneesh K Sharma and Satendra K Yadav, Department of Zoology, Kurukshetra University, have invented a machine to obtain green manure from dead leaves.

Satish Shile, Bangalore, Dec 27, DHNS:

Farmers in the State practising organic farming have an all-paid trip to Cuba coming their way.

ALAPPUZHA: Chief Minister V.S.

Agricultural  application  of  Municipal  Solid  Waste  (MSW),  as  nutrient  source  for plants and as soil conditioner, is the most cost­effective option of MSW management because  of  its  advantages  over  traditional  means  such  as  landfilling  or  incineration.