Organic farming becomes meaningful when it is sustainable in terms of farm input efficiency and farmers income. Basic idea is to make the farmer self reliant for inputs and empower him to supply high quality organic products which makes the environment also sustainable for future generations. This way it is ecologically known as permaculture.
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Tools and machinery make the farming operations easy. Some of the implements for land preparation, cultivation, spraying, harvesting, processing, packaging and transportation are inevitable in the farming sector, in order to increase profits in limited time. Some of the innovative farmers of Karnataka in India made innovations to help themselves and fellow areca farmers.
Arecanut farming activities during the months of September to November are important for ensuring future harvests. Good agricultural practices include cleaning the plot and inter-cultivation, fertilizer application, carrying out prophylactic measures against disease, preparation for harvest and irrigation systems.
In arecanut farming silent killers are the white grubs which are hidden enemies under the soil coner, eating on the tender roots. Similarly, the emerging problems of snails need to be tackled with timely interventions. Farmers discussed on these aspects with organic alternatives as against chemical options.
Technology savvy farmers use the Clubhouse app these days. Farmers used voice messaging and chatting earlier through various other media. They would easily adapt themselves to clubhouse events also. This would be a revolutionary social media tool for farm productivity and the improved lifestyle of farmers.