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Burning crop residues should be avoided.

Instead of burning, adding crop residues to the soil increases soil fertility and reduces reliance on chemical fertilizers. Burning of crop residue causes damage to the beneficial micro-organisms present in the upper layer of the soil as well as its organic matter. Smog is caused by burning rice stubbles and other crops residues and it is likely to adversely affect ...

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Weeds can reduce crop yield by 15 to 45 percent.

If proper measures are not taken for weed management then weeds can reduce crop yield by 15 to 45 percent. It can reach up to 50%, if completely ignored. Thus, it will lead to economic loss not only in the farming community but also at country level. Weeds increase production cost as these compete for nutrients and water. I f ...

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Is Honey Bee Farming Profitable?

Beekeeping is a profitable trade and involves simple management techniques as mostly bees usually look after themselves, with little need for tendering. It does not involve any land ownership; hives can be placed at suitable places. It is not intrusive as bees work along the natural patterns of local climatic conditions and provides positive impacts to the fauna and flora ...

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Land preparation for cultivating wheat in rainfed areas

Wheat crop requires a well pulverized but compact seed-bed for good and uniform seed germination. In rainfed areas, the field preparation should be done with care as conservation of moisture is dependent on it. Fields are usually prepared by giving one deep ploughing right after first monsoon rainfall followed by two to three ploughing with local plough and then planking. ...

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