Dear Forum Farmer Friends,
I want to bring the below mentioned statement , as some of our farmer friends are in a preoccupied mind and saying that certain systems only are the answer for farming.
no one has brought/invented agriculture/horticulture to our earth, except mighty. Scientists, authorities, senior farmers etc are only trying to advise farmers, saying that the systems, stated by them are good. some are following, and some or not.
That does not mean that, certain system of farming only suitable for farming and other systems are wrong.
let us come to the present topic.
ZBNF is one among so many systems of farming in India. There are some advantages in that system of farming along with some disadvantages also. That system is good for certain crops, and farmers only and not suitable for some crops/farmers.
Upto my knowledge, one research scolars group of GKVK, did a test on ‘Jeevamrutha’ and submitted their papers, in which they stated that it is good with 3% more nitrozen than FYM and having some little more disease control micro organisms. Can any one tell us that till now any others scohalars/groups of any universties or institutions, did any research on ZBNF and their results.
Dear sirs, From past 4 years ,i am using Jeevamrutha for my crops. Results are normal and good, but not extraordinary.
I advise our friends like this. We can follow any system as we like and/or advise any good system to needy farmers, but let us never say that all other systems are waste. Pl remember, there is Agri/Horti/Oleri/Flori cultures before ZBNf and after also.
You may be very rich, not bother for high yields, own lands, no much liabilities on your land and projects in it. But all are not like you sir, and we have purchased our lands with little more money [no parental properties ], took huge amounts of loans from banks and purchased new varieties of high yielding hybrid plants and we have to earn more money.
Telling ‘this system is good’ is good , but saying that greedy farmers may not be a good dialogue. We are not greedy and pl call us needy. We should try to move a head, but should not go back to olden days.
Hope you all such, know the fact and expect will rectify your selves. Pl enquire about ZBNF, how many have started and how many are existing, what type of plantations/farmers are suitable for ZBNf and what are not suitable. firstly ,go and inspect physically and come to a conclusion, before giving a statement.
For example, hundreds of Pomegranate farmers started ZBNF system and most of them have shifted to Organic/Inorganic or other systems, by leaving ZBNF, as it was not much suitable to them, and now very few are following zbnf system still. For this, you can verify the list of ZBNF farmers circulated earlier and physically verify how many are continuing. Let us be practical. i have full regards on the invetor of ZBNF and I am using Jeevamrutha.
I want to state that most of our farmers are needy [not greedy] and need good yield and good production for our/their daily neeeds, which should be faced with farm incomes only.
with good wishes, g.p.rao, farmer