Havent you tried for Zero Budget natural Farming for Brinjal ?? Is it possible to get same amount of yield through zero budget farming ??
If you have tried ZBNF please post your experience here with pictures if possible ..we were doing ZBNF 30 years back in our own land in a village in madurai. but we used native brinjal seeds and cow dung and crop rotation with leguminous plants. Even we did not plough land for 2 years .But regarding consumption point ,
The ZBNF gave solid fruits with very good taste , aroma and flavor and keeping quality .The fruits remained solid for 3 more days at stretch and when cooked it flashed nice aroma and flavor when eaten . Also kept flowering continuously .
On negative side , it did not give uniform size fruits ..After first 3.5 months the fruits size and shape varied significantly vis -a-vis yield .
In my experience to practice ZBNF the prevailing climate and environment should be conducive to support this kind of farming..Of course very favorable climate existed some 30 years back but certainly not now .
you climatic change , ever increasing atmospheric temperature , erratic rainfall pattern, water deficit , decreasing under ground water table , destroyal of natural water bodies like lake, ponds, creeks , canal and channel , invention and use of hybrid seeds , mono cropping , eclipse of community farming ,absence of diversified farming all made practise of ZBNF a difficult one ..
But here in precision farming , they use hybrid seeds of high yielding potential brinjal variety , Raise nursery in protray which produce healthy disease free uniform seedlings , use both organic and inorganic fertilizers and manures, bio fertilizers, trap crop to naturally control pest , more importantly water soluble fertilizers administered through fertigation system at weekly interval , growth promoters ..
So it kept flowering through out year . The pesticide is sprayed only on ETL ( ECONOMIC THRESHOLD LEVEL ) but IPM method is used - integrated pest management like use of pheromone trap , neem based pest control , panchagavya , pseudomonas and t.viride and catch crop and trap crop ...
The main consideration here is high yield say 100 MT per acre per year and intensive cultivation ..obtaining uniform size fruits of marketable quality , pest and disease free ...
I appreciate your interest in ZBNF that is definitely a superior method of cultivation in terms of health and consumption point of view ..but getting high yield of uniform size is bit difficult ..However I like your good self to post your experience here about ZBNF with step by step activities over entire growing season along with picture..