Farming

Why the Kangeyam breed needs saving

My dear friends,  my last week column on an Erode farmer making soap from his Kangayam cow and living profitably has kicked off interest in a section of farmers. Many have asked me if it is necessary that only the dung of Kangayam cows serves the purpose of making...

Farming

Someone must take accountability

My dear farming friends, while I am writing this column, our brethren in delta districts are undergoing unimaginable hardships due to Gaja cyclone which has rendered hundreds homeless, destroyed homes, uprooted trees, and damaged crops and electricity poles. Our...

Farming

Thinking out of the box in earthworm rearing

Gone are the days when vegetables and fruits needed to be got from the field. Today the concept of terrace gardening has hit practically every district in the state and there are hundreds of terrace gardens today not only in individual homes but in gated...

Farming

An elixir called Panchagavya

Dear farming friends, following last week’s column on the need for farmers to make their own inputs, I received several mails, messages and phone calls. Seventy percent of those who responded said it was the right time for farming groups to take up such practices,...

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