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India Farmers Think Big But Grow Micro to Enrich Their Soil


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JL
- 802 days ago - guardian.co.uk
Agriculture in Karnataka is enjoying a spurt in productivity as farmers rejuvenate the soil using micronutrients ndia's eighth largest state, with a population of 61 million people, has pursued an agricultural programme called Bhoo Chetana, or soil rejuv



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JL A. (285)
Monday March 18, 2013, 12:45 pm
Copywritten article at the site
 

Kit B. (276)
Monday March 18, 2013, 12:50 pm

Many parts of India are using very old to ancient farming techniques the best fit their needs, rather than one universal farming technique. India suffers from too much rain in some areas to just a small amount in others, while also needing to feed an ever growing population.
 

Christeen Anderson (619)
Monday March 18, 2013, 2:54 pm
Very smart. Kudos to them. Thank you for sharing.
 

JL A. (285)
Monday March 18, 2013, 4:24 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last day.
You are welcome Christeen. You cannot currently send a star to Christeen because you have done so within the last day.
 

Terry V. (30)
Monday March 18, 2013, 5:55 pm
Noted and SHARED THANKS!!!
 

JL A. (285)
Monday March 18, 2013, 6:11 pm
You are welcome Terry! You cannot currently send a star to Terry because you have done so within the last day.
 

Angelika R. (148)
Monday March 18, 2013, 8:04 pm
very nice to read something about farming in India that deals NOT with Monsanto! the method is obiously successful but it did take to convince govt. , get their approval and even subsidies. Good for them!
 

JL A. (285)
Monday March 18, 2013, 8:11 pm
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Agnes N. (703)
Monday March 18, 2013, 9:16 pm
Thanks JL
 

JL A. (285)
Monday March 18, 2013, 9:31 pm
You are welcome Agnes
 

John B. (122)
Monday March 18, 2013, 10:26 pm
Thanks J.L. for posting the link to the blog post by Mark Tran. Good news and info! Bhoo Chetana (soil rejuvenation) sounds like a wonderful program and I'm glad to see it catching on in the Indian State of Karnataka. Agricultural groups worldwide should be taking a close look at this concept. Read and noted.
 

JL A. (285)
Monday March 18, 2013, 10:30 pm
You are welcome John. I agree. You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last day.
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday March 18, 2013, 10:41 pm
Thanks so much JL!
 

JL A. (285)
Monday March 18, 2013, 10:50 pm
You are welcome Robert
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 5:28 am
More farmers should be thinking like this to feed ever growing populations
Thank you
 

JL A. (285)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 9:49 am
You are welcome Carol. I agree. You cannot currently send a star to Carol because you have done so within the last day.
 

Birgit W. (156)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 4:45 pm
Thanks
 

JL A. (285)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 5:22 pm
You are welcome Birgit
 

june t. (66)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 10:56 pm
don't tell Monsanto, they'll try to screw it up
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 6:24 am
Interesting, thanks.
 

Sergio Padilla (61)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 10:41 am
Noted
 

JL A. (285)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 5:48 pm
You are welcome John.
 
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