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Farmers need to be educated both technically and financially to be able to sustain themselves in this field. There are many programs offered by the center and regional agricultural organizations that are now being made available to farmers.

For instance, many might wonder what courses like Salesforce Advanced Administrator Training, could do to help farmers. An in depth look will show that such training aims at improving the skills of farmers, thereby facilitating knowledge sharing, by giving them expanded web of programs and financial guidance. The Salesforce Service Cloud helps users to quickly search for centralized database with the help of keywords and search for programs with similar requirements in a particular location. Such knowledge is essential, as they will ensure a higher degree of productivity.

www.beyondpesticides.org is one of our partners in promoting organic farming with the help of technology. The online library offers information packages on the services and problems faced by the farmers like drought relief, rainwater management and disaster assistance.

Organic farming constitutes the farming practices that are devoid of pesticides, herbicides, GMOs, plant growth regulators, synthetic fertilizers et al. In short, organic farming does not contain any ‘synthetic’ elements or any element that enforces higher yields by ways of additives. Instead, this kind of farming focuses on processes like crop rotation, mechanical cultivation and animal manures to enhance the productivity of the soil and mechanical measures to tackle the problem of weeds, pests and insects. The effort in entirety, in the case of organic farming, is to preserve and enhance the wellbeing of the complete ecosystem.

More often than not, organic farming is thought it be a practice that does not incorporate technology. It is thought to be rooted in very conventional procedures, the ones that were in practice before technology made its way into agriculture. There is an impression that whether for sustaining or enhancing the productivity of the soil or for weeding, organic farming is steeped in the conventional methods and technology has little role to play in it.

But this is not true. Technology has indeed made its pathway into organic farming. Both old and new players are now incorporating technological advancements into organic farming. Our organic farm is now marketing and selling produces. Though the farming methods adopted by us are organic, yet they have adopted technology beautifully in their procedures to get the best results.

Some of the technologies adopted by us are as follows:

Hoop houses
Hoop houses are elevated beds in walled pieces of land. These replace the greenhouses perfectly and are cheaper to construct and maintain. Hoop houses can be made from a variety of materials like plastic pipes or fiberglass and during the harvest season they are capable enough to cater to entire community population.

Unique weed control methods
Since organic farming does not entail the use of pesticides and herbicides, mechanical weeding comes to be cumbersome. We adopt unique measures like clay spraying to help in the endeavor. It uses ingredients like kaolin clay to protect its crops like apples, from insects and sun spoil. Products like kaolin clay are not only harmless but are also biodegradable. They offer the protection required, without any harmful chemicals. The produce availed is not only super healthy for human consumption but also comes devoid of insect damage.

Other than these methods, we also use equipment like roller crimpers that help in faster decomposition to enhance the fertility of the soil without using fertilizers.

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5 Comments

  1. Alexandra says:

    The technological methods suggested were of great use and we practised them in our organic farm.But we cannot completely rely on technology

  2. Barbara says:

    The hoop house suggested in the post were of great use in our organic farm

  3. Christina says:

    I followed clay spraying to get rid of the insects in my organic farm

  4. Gerald says:

    I am running an organic farm and I called various technological experts to my farm to discuss on introducing technolgoy in my farm.

  5. Amelia says:

    I practice only old traditional farming techniques for my organic farm. I believe that technology can bring some adverse effects

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