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Preparation of Bio-Inputs such as Vermicompost, Biofertilizers, and Biopesticides
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Preparation of Bio-Inputs such as Vermicompost, Biofertilizers, and … [India]

Bioresource Center (BRC) is an enterprise model to promote the preparation and commercialization of bio-inputs to help farmers adopt natural and sustainable agriculture practices. The bio-inputs and composting material under such models are prepared using locally available material at very affordable prices.

  • Compiler: Santosh Gupta
Biochar Application on Homestead Land
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Biochar Application on Homestead Land [India]

Biochar is a carbon-rich solid formed from the organic residue by pyrolysis. Biochar is a stable, highly water and nutrient-retentive product that benefits microorganisms and has a very high carbon sequestration potential. Farmers in the project area have applied it to their homesteads or kitchen gardens.

  • Compiler: Santosh Gupta
Improved Cattle Shed Flooring for Conservation of Cow Dung and Urine for Biofertilizer Production at Farm Level
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Improved Cattle Shed Flooring for Conservation of Cow … [India]

In the cattle shed management system, the cattle shed should be constructed with an elevated concrete floor that slopes slightly toward a cow urine collection point. The collection point should be equipped with a drainage system to easily remove cow dung and urine. An elevated concrete floor for cow dung …

  • Compiler: Santosh Gupta
Eradication of Lantana Camara (invasive species) for Soil Rehabilitation on Private Land
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Eradication of Lantana Camara (invasive species) for Soil … [India]

Lantana camara is an invasive species having severe ecological impacts on local biodiversity and economic impact on local communities. Lantana camara has proliferated in central India and occupied many forest lands, commons, and private land. The cut rootstock method provides minimum disturbance to the soil, wherein the plants' roots are …

  • Compiler: Santosh Gupta
Pre-Monsoon Dry Sowing (PMDS)
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Pre-Monsoon Dry Sowing (PMDS) [India]

The Pre-Monsoon Dry Sowing Technology aims to sow 12 to 15 different crop varieties in April without waiting for rain. To achieve this the seeds are pelletized with a mixture of clay soils, bio-inoculants like dried Ghanjeevamruth and Dravajeevamrit, and ash. The main objective of this technology is to empower …

  • Compiler: Santosh Gupta
Sustainable Biochar Production Through Agroforestry Systems And Its Application
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Sustainable Biochar Production Through Agroforestry Systems And Its … [India]

Biochar is a carbon-rich, solid material derived from a wide range of biomass or organic waste through a thermochemical method. It is an organic charcoal material that is the final product of pyrolysis, or high-temperature burning of agricultural biomass without oxygen. Surplus crop residues, agricultural waste, and wood from sustainable …

  • Compiler: Santosh Gupta
Biochar Production from the Invasive Species Lantana Camara
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Biochar Production from the Invasive Species Lantana Camara [India]

Lantana Camara, an invasive species in India, negatively impacts biodiversity and agriculture. Biochar made from its biomass can help manage the species effectively. Traditionally farmers produce biochar in soil pit kilns. Another low-cost portable kiln unit of biochar preparation is a viable option for rainfed areas, designed to work on …

  • Compiler: Santosh Gupta
Legumes in rice-based cropping systems
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Legumes in rice-based cropping systems [India]

In India, 29 percent of the area cropped with rice remains fallow during the dry "rabi" season. This offers the opportunity to improve farm income and soil health by introducing legumes especially lentils. Diversifying the cropping system in such a way results in higher farm income due to additional crop …

  • Compiler: Joren Verbist
Recharge Ponds and Recharge Trenches
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Recharge Ponds and Recharge Trenches [India]

Recharge ponds (Chaals or khals) and recharge trenches (khanti) are common methods to catch the surface runoff and increase the infiltration to recharge groundwater and aid in natural spring recharge in the middle mountain regions.

  • Compiler: Jaclyn Bandy
Stone Wall Fencing and Firebreak for Forest Protection
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Stone Wall Fencing and Firebreak for Forest Protection [India]

A rubble stone wall demarcates the community forest of Nakina Village and acts as a protective barrier against wildfire, wildlife, grazing, and human encroachment. The stone wall fencing is complemented by a firebreak, which is a gap of 2 meters. Firebreak establishment requires the removal of pine needles and debris …

  • Compiler: Jaclyn Bandy