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Three years on, progressive farmer Gurvindepal Singh disposing of crop residue in fields to grab better productivity

By mixing crop residue in fields with new machinery, natural manure can be produce; suggests progressive farmer

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Fazilka , 06 Sep 2019

The harbinger of organic farming, progressive farmer Gurwinderpal Singh of Mulianwali village in Fazilka district is yielding better crop by shunning the practice of stubble burning since three years.Owner of 52 acres of land, Gurwinderpal Singh has sow basmati on 10 acres, paddy on 16 acres and cotton on 24 acres. He said that he has shunned the practice of burning crop residue three years ago and prefers to mix crop waste in the field because it works as manure and increases the soil's fertility. He said that paddy straw can be easily mix in fields with the help of state of the art machinery provided by the Agriculture Department. He also uses paddy straw to protect his livestock from winter season.Motivating his fellow farmers, he suggested that they should avoid the practice of stubble burning as it is not only reduces the fertility of the land but also reduces the yield because the fire kills friendly insects. "I prefer to do organic farming and also motivate other farmers to do so", he told confidently by adding that farmers can make farming profitable by adopting the methods of organic farming and attending the camps of the Agriculture Department to increase their knowledge on scientific farming.Progressive farmer Gurwinderpal Singh said that burning the crops residue not only poses serious environmental challenges but also kills those insects, who are favourable for crops. Holding dairy business along agriculture, he has sown fodder on two acres of land. He said that whenever I feel that there is need of any insecticide, I used it as per the recommendations of agriculture department by attending the camps time to time.He said that after harvesting paddy crop, he used Mulcher for mixing crop residue and then he sow wheat crop with the help of happyseeder. He advised farmers to mix the paddy straw in the field instead of setting it on fire so that the fertility of the soil could be preserved and environment and friendly insects can be saved.

 

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