Homa Organic Farming Presented to Polish Organic Farmers

By Dr. Barry Rathner
Ecovillage Bhrugu Aranya, Poland, Europe

Abhay Mutalik Desai, an award-winning Homa Organic Farmer from Belgaum, Karnataka, India, visited Ecovillage Bhrugu Aranya in Poland, in May and shared his experience and expertise with our Homa farm community.

In his three PowerPoint demonstrations, the data clearly showed the improvement that Homa Organic Farming provides over traditional organic farming (as well as non-organic farming). Continue reading “Homa Organic Farming Presented to Polish Organic Farmers”

Abhay Mutalik Desai Receives Dharti Mitra National Award for Organic Agriculture, New Delhi, India

       Mr. Abhay Mutalik Desai received the 2nd place of the "Dharti Mitra National Award" for Organic Agriculture. This happened at the 19th World Organic Congress in November 2017 held at Delhi. It was launched by the organization "Organic India" to recognize the invaluable service that organic farmers provide to agriculture, ecology and to the society of India. Continue reading “Abhay Mutalik Desai Receives Dharti Mitra National Award for Organic Agriculture, New Delhi, India”

The Effect of Organic Treatments on Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)

Preamble

An experiment was conducted at the Model Organic Farm of CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur (31º54’ N and 76º17’ E), Himachal Pradesh, India, to evaluate the effect of various organic management treatments on the productivity and quality of lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus). Organic inputs (viz. farm yard manure (FYM); vermicompost; agnihotra ash; and neem powder) were added at the time of planting, while Bt + Himbio and the biodynamic preparation BD 500 were sprayed regularly at one month intervals. Crops were sown on dates matching moon and non moon position according to the Biodynamic Planting Calendar. Addition of agnihotra ash along with sowing as per moon position resulted in a higher yield of lemongrass (+124%, +99%) and a higher oil per cent (+155%, +144%) over the control, in both the years of study. Sowing as per moon position may have improved germination rate, water absorption and metabolism of the plants, whereas addition of agnihotra ash may have stabilized the nutrients present in soil.
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Biochemical Efficacy of Homa Organic Farming Practices in Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)

An investigation was carried out at Main Agricultural Research station, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka during monsoon season 2012, to study response of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus var. Arka Anamika L. Moench) to Homa Organic Farming practices.

Preamble

A field experiment laid out in completely randomised block design with 18 treatments replicated thrice was conducted during monsoon season 2012 to study the biochemical efficacy of Homa organic farming practices in okra (Abelmoschus esculentus var. Arka Anamika).

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Biochemical Studies on Homa Organic Farming Practices in Cabbage

An investigation was carried out at Main Agricultural Research station, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka during monsoon season 2010, to study response of cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. Saint) to Homa Organic Farming practices.

Preamble

A field experiment laid out in Completely Randomised Block Design with 13 treatments replicated thrice was conducted during monsoon 2010 to study the biochemical studies on Homa organic farming practices in cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. Saint).
The present investigation was therefore, carried out with the following objectives:
To study the effect of Homa organic farming on:

  1. Growth and yield and quality of cabbage.
  2. Soil fertility and soil biological activity in the rhizosphere.
  3. Pest and disease management of cabbage.

General view of cabbage field in C-block (Homa)

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Response of Tomato to Homa Organic Farming Practices

An investigation was carried out at Main Agricultural Research station, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka during kharif season 2010, to study response of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) to Homa Organic Farming practices.

Preamble

The field experiment was laid out in completely randomised block design with 11 treatments exposed to Homa atmosphere replicated thrice.
Objectives of Investigation:
To study the effect of Homa organic farming practices on:

  1. The growth, yield and quality of tomato.
  2. Chemical properties of soil and soil fertility.
  3. Beneficial organisms and biological activity in rhizosphere soil.
  4. The pest and disease management of tomato.
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Homa Organic Grapes | Dinkar Patil

Dinkar Jayram Patil
Ojhar, Nashik,
Maharashtra, India

    "In my farm, I grow grapes. Out of the 24 lanes of grapes, 4 were treated with Homa Therapy.
  
 I started with Homa farming 3 years back. On these 4 lanes, I do not use any pesticide, insecticide, fungicide, etc.
     I only sprayed the Agnihotra ash water weekly 2 times. In these four lanes there was no disease.

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The Tapovan Story

Homa Farm: Tapovan
Parola, District: Jalgaon
Maharashtra, India

Water harvesting

“We finally got the big rain we were waiting for. The best rain in the last 25 years, they say. Tapovan is looking wonderfully green and lush. The big work which Aaron and Anne did on the water harvesting has paid off in a very big way. As you can see from the pictures, our dry creek bed has been transformed into a series of beautiful pools through the extensive rainwater harvesting that we have completed.”
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Our Homa Experience in Our Small Garden

Here everything is in good progress. We are sending you some pictures of the vegetables from our little HOMA ORGANIC GARDEN in Amalner city, Maharashtra which is in the dry land region of Central India where temperatures reach up to 48 degrees in summer.

We planted vegetables like lady finger, two different types of gourd, beans, lemons, etc. We do daily sunrise & sunset Agnihotra & regularly some Om Trambakam Homa.

We are also giving the Agnihotra ash & Homa ash regularly to the plants and we are getting beautiful results. The food quality & quantity is really surprising. In the picture you can see the vegetables. We harvest every 2 to 3 days and even though the plot is small, we get enough for our family of 4 and other people who know about our organic Homa garden come to buy our vegies because of their taste and quality. We are sending much love to everyone.