Organic Cultivation of foods at Dhampure Greens
Organic cultivation involves distinct aspects apart from the addition of organic fertilizers and pesticides.
The various steps are underlined below:


Maintaining the quality of soil
Apart from varying inorganic particles, formed from sedimentation of the rock, the soil constitutes organic matter, both living and dead. Moreover, numerous microorganisms are also present in soil, which are essential for the spice plant's healthy growth.

Testing the quality of soil
To maintain a healthy soil, the quality of soil is tested regularly.

Adding essential nutrients
Thereafter, appropriate nutrients are added in the soil. These nutrients are essential for the plant growth. Organic fertilizers are added in the cultivation as per the testing done in the soil testing laboratory. Inorganic nutrients such as lava sand, basalt, etc., are also added, at times. Apart from these, several other organic matter such as molasses or dried grass is added to maintain moisture in the soil.

Tilling
Machine tilling is done on the soil after performing the aforementioned steps. At time, hand spade is also used for this purpose, as it retains the soil structure. Then, organic seeds for sowing are used in our spice cultivation.

Controlling pests and diseases
The pests and diseases are controlled in the organic cultivation by using organic fungicides, insecticides, and pesticides. Pests are controlled with the help of trap crops and the bugs are controlled with the help of frogs, toads, etc.

Controlling the weeds
Traditional non-chemical methods are employed for controlling weeds. The weeds are also controlled by mulching process, which is piling up organic matter such as dry grass and leaves on the soil surface. This practice suppresses the growth of weeds.

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