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The 5 Ms: Management of farm operations for confidence and preparedness (Part 4)

Author: K.S. Gopal ksgopal1952@gmail.com  www.cechyderabad.org This is the fourth and final in a series of blogposts describing the development and implementation of water–saving solutions in India. The innovations were developed by KS Gopal, founder and director of the Centre for Environment Concerns. It describes the journey to reduce the use of irrigation water for farming following the 5M concept:  Moisture at plant root zone (part 1) Measured Moisture for water efficiency & savings (part 2) Microbes for healthy soils (part 3) Mycorrhizae for root health and synergy to maximise plant nutrient uptake (part 3) Management of farm operations for confidence and preparedness (part 4) India has 17% of the world's population with 4% water and agriculture uses 84% of it. It is the world’s largest user of groundwater of 250 cubic kilometers per year, or double of China, and with higher farm productivity. Our agriculture water utilization efficiency is 38% compared to 70-80% in the USA. Groundwater in India contributes 62% of irrigated farming. According to… Continued

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The 5 Ms: Microbes and Mycorrhyza (Part 3)

Author: K.S. Gopal ksgopal1952@gmail.com  www.cechyderabad.org This is the third in a series of blogposts describing the development and implementation of water–saving solutions in India. The … Continued




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Hoe is hoe in farm tools?

by Francesco Sambalino When talking about tools and increasing labour productivity, we automatically think of tractors, combine harvesters, and sprayers. … Continued