Low Budget Natural-way Farming (LBNF) - Vrikshayurvedic farming of Indian subcontinent

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Swaminathan Chitraputhira Pillai

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University - Agricultural College and Research Institute (Madurai)

Nivethadevi Palani

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University

M. R. Nandakumar

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University - Agricultural College and Research Institute (Madurai)

Date Written: November 26, 2012

Abstract

Now-a-days people are looking for ‘organic’ labels in food due to harmful ill effects of indiscriminate agrochemical usage. Organic farming, natural farming etc ensure eco-friendly foods. Here, a novel, yet, traditional way of food production using only trees and their parts and products to cultivate crops and maintain soil fertility is discussed. LBNF is a traditional Indian system of farming to produce quality food. Here, indigenous and introduced leguminous tree leaves serve as soil fertility builder and leaf extracts serve as foliar nutrition for crops growth and protection from pests and diseases. This article shares the experiences of the senior author that facilitates a paradigm shift in farming research.

Keywords: Biomass transfer technique, Leaf Tea spray, Tree Leaf Extracts, Vrikshayurvedic farming, Crop yields

Suggested Citation

Pillai, Swaminathan Chitraputhira and Palani, Nivethadevi and Nandakumar, M. R., Low Budget Natural-way Farming (LBNF) - Vrikshayurvedic farming of Indian subcontinent (November 26, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3764310 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3764310

Swaminathan Chitraputhira Pillai (Contact Author)

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University - Agricultural College and Research Institute (Madurai) ( email )

Madurai, 625104
India

Nivethadevi Palani

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University ( email )

Madurai, 625104
India

M. R. Nandakumar

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University - Agricultural College and Research Institute (Madurai)

Madurai, 625104
India

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