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Maharishi Universityof Management

Organic Gardening

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Overview

This course will teach you to practice organic farming in your kitchen, garden or farm. You will learn about low-cost organic gardening using modern techniques and ancient principles of agriculture.

Course Structure

Topics include:

  • Seed management
  • Soil fertility management
  • Pest management technologies
  • Advanced organic agriculture practices and
  • An introduction to ancient agricultural principles

1. Seed management

  • Importance of open pollinated seeds or heirloom seeds
  • Seed Production at farm level
  • Seed treatment techniques

2. Soil fertility management

  • How to make compost
  • Use of Earthworms in composting (Vermicomposting)
  • Raised bed techniques
  • How to prepare plant growth promoters?
  • Stem paste and its usage

3. Pest management technologies

  • Cultural practices for managing pests
  • Various preparations for managing pests (liquid manures, garlic brew, yoghurt spray, and others)

4. Introduction to low-cost organic agriculture

  • Living soil
  • Crop nutrition
  • Crop husbandry
  • Farm Planning
  • Video on modern chemical farming “Slow Poisoning of India”

5. Introduction to Agricultural Principles

  • Concept of food
  • Importance of the Cow in Agriculture
  • Yagnas or Homa
  • Use of Homa in Agriculture
  • Use of Lunar calendar (jyothisya) in Agriculture

Faculty: Dr. Thimmaiah

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