Rajiv is a part-time Chartered Accountant and a full-time farmer and earns more from farming than his chartered accountancy firm says “Drip irrigation is the best way to reduce water wastage and labour cost, while mulching is nothing but a thin layer of plastic in which holes are made to put the seeds. This restores the sun rays for a long time and retains humidity of the soil. It also restricts the growth of weeds around the main crop,”
Acreland Agro-Forestry Project
Eucalyptus Trees: eucalyptus is globally known as the Gum tree. The tree has a smooth bark and can grow as high as eighty feet with a straight trunk. Its timber is highly sought after all over the world, particularly in Asia and the far east and has been used for centuries as a furniture wood, fuel, medicinal ingredient, pulp for paper and more recently as a source for bio fuel. It is also used for making pallets, household furniture, plywood and manufacturing of paper.
Poplar Trees: Poplar is one of the fastest growing industrial woods which can be grown as a mono crop as well as in association with agricultural crops. Its woods being light, homogenous and odourless is suitable for match splints, plywood, ply board, packing cases, sports goods, artificial limbs, furniture, pulp paper, wood wool, light constructional timber, pencils, furniture etc. Poplar being a deciduous species adds tremendous amount of leaf litter to the soil and is considered to be one of the best species for agro-forestry
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Sachin Kale a mechanical engineer from Nagpur who started his career by working at a power plant and rapidly rose to the top over the years and invested his 15-year-old provident fund in setting up a clean energy model where his farm was useful all year round and gave a maximum of profit, says “Everything was a challenge, as I had absolutely no clue about farming. I had to learn everything from tilling the land to sowing the seeds.”
A farmer from Bahirwadi, Vishwanath’s village is in the drought-prone Beed district of Maharashtra. However, he has earned Rs 7 lakh from farming on just one acre of land! Vishwanath decided to give multi-cropping a try, and he also figured out that he could increase his crop by building a wire fence and planting creepers and climbers on them. Vishwanath also installed a pipeline with his first-year profits to ensure sprinklers watered his plants. He has also picked up farming methods like raised-bed farming and mulching over the years, which has proved to be beneficial.