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Agriculture
Horticulture
Hill Agriculture
Principal Crops
Improved Systems
Economy of Crops
Holistic Farming
Sustainability
Income Comparison
1 Holistic Farming
2 Organic Farming
3 Nutrient Manag.
4 Pest Manag.
5 Hybrid Seeds
6 Hi-Tech Practices
7 Irrigation
8 Innovations
9 Marketing
10 Locations
11 Extensions
12 Investments
Concluding Remarks
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Experiments in Hill Agriculture -
Ecological or Organic Farming System (OFS)

 
by D.S. Thakur
Professor of Agricultural Economics
Regional Research Station, Bajaura

We have reached a turning point so far as modern inorganic agriculture and sustainable farming are concerned, as is evident from the degradation of farm lands and lower crop yields in the best farming areas like Punjab. This has destroyed the sustainability and ecological balance and the solution of this grim problem and the long run sustainability of farming lie in the OFS as described above. There are published reports including that of the U.S. National Academy of Science wherein Organic Farming without the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides for more than 15 years have produced yields of corn and other crops which are 30 to 40 percent higher than those of other methods of farming and sustainable over time.

 
 

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