My name is Manjunath, from Bangalore. Have been around for a bit, reading posts and getting hang of things. Well, needless to say, the reason I am on this forum is because I want to start farming. Have bought about 3.5 acres in TN, bordering Karnataka, around 80 kms from my place. Have got it fenced. Now, I want to do two things on priority … 1) do rain-water harvesting, including a catchment area in the form of a pond 2) prepare the land for planting some trees in trenches along the contours.
What I need to understand is how do I go about mapping the land to understand gradient and then find the ideal location for the pond/tank. Any help here would really make this process easier.
Thanks in advance!