I am looking for simple steps to use for paddy cultivation using Shri Subash palekar’s Zero budget forming (ZBF). Lot of the focus of ZBF seems to be on orchards and vegetable cultivation. For example the instructions could state how many time jeevamruth should be given during the crop cycle ,whether it should be sprayed on the soil or the crop. Which of the pest control sprays (agniastra,neemstra etc) should be employed and and when are they apt .
The preparation of the jeevamruth and other solutions is clear from the ZBF website .However there should be clear guidelines from practitioners on the stages /steps and various solutions to be used is required . Basically is it monthly application or application during certain stages (before tilling,afterplanting,pnicle intiation, flowering etc)
ZBF practitioners please respond with detailed steps for the benefit of all the farmers .BTW predominant cultivation technique for paddy is water intensive (flooding the field) as apposed to SRI. So the ZBF should suit the flooding technique for easy adoption.