I forgot to mention that i hv existing farms with electricity supply.This particulr one is 5.25acres, (anthr of 9.25 acres.Both monocrop mango.)
Had laid 125mts of armoured cable last year centrally across the farm, with breaks at 25mts.
Hav also fabricated a 90mts(2300/-) rewindable reel cord extnsn which is connected to the main cable at the 25mts break via a multi plug.
This has electrified every nook and corner of the farms, may sound crude but works fine.Just cost 15,000/- for material n labour(has become a permanent solution.
The new property will also be electrified in similar manner, only central spinal armoured cable needed, extension can taken there with electrical equipment. What say?
Havnt purchased the chipper shredder mulcher yet(rs 40,000 is lot of money).
Dont plan to mulch with wood chips, wood chips used for mulching only in snow falling areas not in konkan.
For leaf collection hav opted for Blac decker leaf blower vaccums with shredding capability thru its metal impeller.
The mulcher by Workxs is just 120 n flowtron just 190us$, leaf blower vac also quite cheap.Hedge trimmer also quite cheap (all electric n by black decker).
The above not avlbl on rent nor for sale in india.
Tiller gas operated is avlbl on rent in local panchayat office but never in running condition.
Shredded leaves will compost faster n serve as a good mulch or compost.
If panchgavya helps leaves decompose faster will surely go for it.
Kindly advise, What is dosage of dilution of panchgavya.
Regarding weed mat its a new introduction in horti field in india(thats what supplier told me when i went enquiring abt mulching plastik) At 25/- per square mtr its viable if lasts for 5yrs, needs to be secured in place with stones n rocks.
If i hav to buy power tiller why not buy electric tiller? does electric hav operational disadvantgaes compared to gas operated, except the wire issue.
Labour is such a pain in the roots, at times feel like disposing off the farms n recently acquired lands, n investing elsewhere.
Apart from that, farming and village life gives you so much of peace of mind.
But labour issues are a big turn off, trying to overcome with means and machines.