Organic Soil sterilization before starting protected farming

Other than tricoderma what else will ensure at least 3 years of trouble free farming

Thank you Sir,

You can sterilize Soil with Formoline or with Hydrogen Peroxide.If you want to sterilize with Farmiline it needs to mulching with a polythene Film or Tarpaulin. If you treat with Hydrogen Peroxide there is no need of Mulching. After spraying Peroxide you can directly go for Planting without waiting. For further details and other Methods Pl. Visit the following links:

1)  aaqua.persistent.co.in/aaqua/for … read=15295

2)  h2o2.com/remediation/in-situ … situ-Soil-
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Best and easy method is to Spray Hydrogen Peroxide.

Formaline or H2O2 , they are inorganic, and not organic. Thanks nevertheless.

I agree hydrogen peroxide in inorganic but when it comes in contact with atmosphere it releases neasant oxygen and water.  Neasant oxygen evaporates and water will not do much harm.

This neasant oxygen is the one which kills germs and bleaches textiles.

H202 = 0 + H20

This read in the net may be usefull

During summer and fall, organic farmers sterilize their soil through solarization. In this process, a clear plastic film is placed over an area after it has been tilled and tighly sealed at the edges. Solarization works when the heat crated under the plastic film becomes intense enough to kill weed seeds.

If you’ve had a bad growing season because of any number of pests or diseases, you can turn back the clock on your soil by organically sterilizing it. Use the sun to “cook” your soil into shape. Here’s how:

Measure the area that you need to sterilize and cover it with plastic sheeting. Either thin or heavy plastic will do. This doesn’t need to be gardening plastic, or an expensive investment, painter’s drop cloths wrapped and taped together will do just fine.

The goal is to heat the soil enough to kill any destructive organisms and seeds living in it. A sunny spot is best because it will retain the most heat. Repeated high interior temperatures (under the plastic) of between 98 and 135 degrees F for a sustained period will do the trick. The soil will heat better if it is moistened before applying the plastic.

After application, the plastic should be sealed as thoroughly as possible to the soil, leaving few if any gaps. Bricks, pots, stones, and wood all work well to anchor and seal the plastic as close to the ground as possible. Leave the plastic in place for at least a month, two if you can swing it, the longer the better. I know that this means most of a growing season in many areas.

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This process is best done during summer time, when the day temperature reading is at its peak. As expected, solar sterilization of garden soil may take longer time in cold regions. First of all, get rid of those unwanted weeds and remove large debris.
Rototill the garden soil, which you want to sterilize. If you cannot manage it, you can skip this tilling step. Water the soil thoroughly, making sure that water penetrates to 18 inches depth. Following this, cover the whole area with a transparent plastic sheet.
In order to fix the plastic at place, you can lay down large bricks in the middle and sides. Leave the plastic for at least 4 weeks period. But, if the climate in your area is cold, extend the sterilization period to 1½ - 2 months.
For effective solarization to take place, the recommended temperature is 114° F. You can check the temperature inside the plastic sheet, and see if it reaches the desired temperature range or not. Accordingly, you can adjust the solar sterilization period.
By now, the top soil layer is sterilized. To get best results, consider turning the soil. Water evenly and then cover with another plastic sheet. Weigh down the plastic sides and continue solarization for another 4 weeks (1½ - 2 months for cold regions).

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Thanks a lot , Sir. I was looking for a practical solution and thanks to you I found it. I had contemplated UV or Heat as an sterilizing measure but how to do it was a major problem which has been solved and I will get back to the forum with results

Infact organic farming methods dont have sterilisation because good bacteria get sanitised while you sterilize.

You can use all good micro organisms like  EM1 or IMO or Jeevamritha or Panchagvya etc.  These will suppress bad fungi and bacteria.

Thank you Bhayya.!

when switch over from Chemical Farming to Natural Farming Soil strilisation is necessary Sir.

Mr. Manne,

Please explain in detail why you require???

when switch over from Chemical Farming to Natural Farming Soil strilisation is necessary Sir.

How will you sterilize?.. by adding more chemicals? Are there any sterilization process in organic farming methods?

I came across a wiki regarding soil steam sterilization process.

Link is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soil_steam_sterilization.

Not sure how practically its been put in use, but looks a lot more convincing than using chemical sterilizers.

Regards,

Thank you for the discussions

Sirs,

I have specifically mentioned that it is better to go for Soil sterilisation when switching over from Chemical Farming to Natural Farming. In the Original Posting Our Brother has  specifically requested for the Procedure for Soil sterilization.
Procedure of sterilisation will give  quick results whenever switching over from Chemical Farming to in Natural /Organic Farming . It is proven performance. Direct switching over to Natural Farming from Chemical Farming will also give results , but with Late.

“Procedure of sterilisation will give  quick results whenever switching over from Chemical Farming to in Natural /Organic Farming . It is proven performance. Direct switching over to Natural Farming from Chemical Farming will also give results , but with Late.”

That is a statement. You have not explained why and how organically it can be done.

Mr. Manne

Please explain how it helps to give quick results

  1. [color=blue]Procedure of sterilisation will give  quick results whenever switching over from Chemical Farming to in Natural /Organic Farming . It is proven performance[/color]. Any Statistics??
  2. [color=blue]Direct switching over to Natural Farming from Chemical Farming will also give results , but with Late[/color]. How? Why?

Thank you Sirs,

What ever I have explained is that based on my experience and results in my Field.

Details and statistics please

What are the steps you have taken in your farm.