With Organic farming becoming the need of the hour, there is still much speculation about how an organic farming practice will benefit the soil and nature, when compared to the conventional farming procedure. The difference between a modern farming method and the traditional farming method and the relation between organic farming and the old age farming is completely misinterpreted. Though the farming techniques practiced in India centuries ago are in close resemblance to organic farming, the intermittent invasions by foreigners led to revolutions in various fields including farming. They advent of newer methods, demand for fewer crops and arrival of farming tools and material from abroad, led to a drastic change in farming method which came to be known as the better farming approach and followed for the rest of the years as the conventional farming procedure. Primarily, conventional farming is carried out in large areas of land comprising many hectares together. This makes seeding, ploughing and other aspects easier as all operations are carried out on a large scale replacing manpower by machines. But since organic farming is slowly gaining importance, much smaller pieces of land are chosen for practice. Also, organic farming relies highly on the texture of the soil. The methodology adopted in organic farming, depends on the nature of the soil selected-its potential, deficiency and fertility. For this, larger area of land is not ideal as nature of soil might vary from one place to another. The next noteworthy factor in conventional farming is its dependency. All phases of crop cultivation are dependent on modern machinery and equipments. As this method does not prefer man power, employment opportunities are comparatively much lesser. With the advancement in technology and advent of artificial fertilizers, the land is entirely dependent on these chemicals for crop cultivation whose prices keep rocketing. But organic farming employs very limited machinery that does not harm the soil. Natural manure is used and skilled laborers are encouraged. Over usage of such methods and equipments creates a scenario of man-nature conflict in the long run. These practices try to dominate nature ending in exploitation of natural resources. Whereas, organic farming establishes harmony with the environment, trying to sustain the ecological balance. To encourage a resourceful exchange of views between farmers and environmentalists, websites like have taken the first step forward. This site enables farmers to get their views and questions answered by experts. Such initiatives, help greatly in supporting best farming... read more

Steps to increase the crop production

India is one of the countries where agriculture is the primary occupation. There is a vast agricultural land that is capable of producing a variety of crops, fruits and vegetables. But, are the farmers really getting satisfactory outputs. Are there any organizations that help the farmers in getting productive results? The answer to this question is, there are hundreds of agricultural organizations in India that help farmers in increasing their production. These companies suggest the farmers’ different cropping techniques that improve the production capabilities of their fields. is one such website that helps the farmers of different parts of the world to increase their production. Farmers from across different parts of the world can take the help of the professionals who have a great experience in aiding the farmers. There are a number of components that have been introduced in agriculture in recent years. Using the latest tools and techniques, one can yield huge returns. One such method to boost the crop production is using agro chemicals and fertilizers. There is a periodical explosion of worms, insects and pests that damages the crops in a great quantity. All these are treated as disease transmitters in different parts of the world and have made agriculture less productive. Due to this, the farmers felt a great need of techniques that protect the crop for high returns. According to researchers, there is a great loss in crops due to the insects and pests. If this is controlled, it will yield huge returns. Another method to improve the productivity of the crop is by using different farming techniques. Strip-till is one of the popular farming techniques that warms that soil better and boosts up the crop production. This method of farming has changes in recent years and farmers are using latest equipments for this. Cover crop farming is another method of farming that is used by a number of farmers. This method is also known as green manures, as it provides necessary nectar and pollen for the next crop. Fertilization is another important method to improve the crop productivity. Fertilization is the technique of making the soil more nutrient and beneficial for the crops. For timely reproduction, the crops need more nutrients as well as minerals. Due to unfavorable environmental conditions, the soils lose their nutrients, which reduce the capacity of the crops. Hence, one can increase the productivity of the crops by adopting different fertilization... read more

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