Topic: Field Stories

20 crops in 1 Ac

Sri. Mane Rambabu, from E.Godavari District. Sri.Mane Rambabu, is a small farmer. He is practicing ZBNF in 1ac in Ankampalem cluster, E. Godavari district.   He is cultivating 20 crops in 1Ac. 16crops as inter crops in Papaya – chettu chikkudu,Cow pea,green chilli,tomato,brinjal,5 types leafy vegetables,Ridge gourd,Bitter gourd,cucumber,turmeric,colocasia,Chrysanthemum,) Apart from these, he is cultivating Crossandra, …Read more »


cotton crop

Kurnool District – examples of climate resilience of ZBNF. Konthalapadu village, non ZBNF cotton crop the damage is 45%. Same crop, Konthalapadu village, ZBNF cotton crop is healthy and damage is negligible Kurnool District, Bairapuram village, Bengal gram, Non ZBNF 60% damage Kurnool District, Loddipalli village, ZBNF Red gram field s, both the pics from …Read more »


Soil Fertility

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 …Read more »


Drought proofing through ZBNF

Drought proofing through ZBNF – one marginal farmer in Anantapuramu shows the way. Sh. Narayanappa of Melavoy village, Madaksira Mandal Anantapuramu 2.5 acres, rain fed, Field lush green, fully covered with 44  different crops like horticulture; fruits  pulses;millets; flowers;forest species;oilseed; vegetables; fodder; medicinal value  plants ; 


Korra Field

This korra field belongs to zbnf farmer Katta Ramakrishna garu of NG padu village. Earlier he was not convinced with ZBNF. He used to argue that the yields will reduce. But today he has posted in the farmers group that even though 120 mm rainfall occured in the field, but ZBNF crop could withstand. and …Read more »