Benchmark For Organic Farming In Trichy

At a time when farmers are facing a crisis maintaining agriculture as a livelihood a 56 years old guest lecturer has been successfully pursuing organic farming by alternating three crops for three decades. A native of Ariyamangalam near Thiruverumbur in Trichy city, Srinivasan alias Sridhar was working as a guest lecturer in a private college when he was passed on the responsibility of taking up agriculture as a profession by his father. What makes the efforts of him unique is that he has manages to stick to organic cultivation braving labour shortage, lack of avenues for marketing the produce and the issues involved in carrying out cultivation in the heart if the city. Banana has been his main crop while paddy and pulses are his changing crops. Over the years he has been adopting various techniques to get more yield of banana, paddy and pulses by adopting organic method. Irrespective of crop he has been using Panchkavya, Amirthakarasal, Neem oil, Green manure and cow dung as fertilizer instead of chemicals. He has been producing certified quality paddy seeds like Seeraga Samba, Vellai ponni. He also planned his only son who is in Mumbai as auditor to return for the sake of Agriculture.

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