ZBNF methods adopted by Sh. Narayanappa.
1. Soil fertility: Ghana and Drava jeevamrutham;
2. mulching with crop residues – for enhancing soil fertility, and reducing evaporation losses
3. Kashayalu – neemasthram, brahmasthram, etc, for pest management
4. Water harvesting structures:
a. Trench all round the field borders
b. Farm pond
c. Conservation furrows
d. Trees on bunds
Overall income comparison:
Sri. Narayanappa, expected net income is Rs.92;829/-
in 2.5 Acres rain fed land.
Sri.D. Pennaiah, non ZBNF, control farmer, same Melavoy cluster.
He has sown only groundnut crop.. His expected net income is Rs.12500/- from 4.0 acres.
(harvesting not yet started)