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Soil and water conservation In USA, Methods to prevent soil erosion, and save water

Climate change is taking very bad shape as time is growing. It is affecting atmospheric temperature and the natural resources of water. Not only water shortage but decreasing soil fertility is taking an agricultural shift as people are shifting towards animal farming rapidly.  We are in between the initial and middle stages of such problems. If we don't get fast permanent solutions then it is going to be a direct challenge for the survival of living beings in the future.  Here, we discussed all the major steps and methods to conserve and sustain water resources and soil fertility.  Soil and water conservation in USA Water(drinking and working) shortage is the major problem that is affecting the current generation but if it will not get any solution then it will be more difficult to survive in the future for the upcoming generation.  Soil conservation is a must for soil regeneration, increasing soil fertility, and preventing soil erosion on a large scale. There are many unintentiona

Tips for Buffalo grass lawn care in USA, dormant Buffalo grass, weeding, and mowing

Buffalo grass is a very effective, native choice lawn grass in the USA because of its color, low maintenance, reliability, and ability to survive. Even buffalo grass can survive shade for 15 to 18 hours in a day. Buffalo grass can handle both higher temperatures as well as very lower temperatures.  Let's understand how to care for buffalo grass of lawn in USA while different growing stages. Buffalo grass lawn care in USA Before  the care of buffalo grass in lawn, let's understand how does buffalo grass look like and quality of buffalo grass- What is Buffalo grass?  Buffalo grass leaves grow on a purple horizontal stem. These stems can be long up to 12 inches. Each stem has multiple bunches of leaves on a gap. These leaves are dark green and soft.  Even in case of least water availability, buffalo grass can live for several years. Although buffalo grass doesn't need too much care it is important to do basic care of buffalo grass to make your lawn green with buffalo grass thr

Avocado farming in garden pots, requirements, process of growing, season, and harvesting

Avocado is one of those fruits that you can consume almost daily. It has multiple health benefits including improving heart health, blood pressure, fiber, vitamin C, B, K, and potassium. The buttery texture of avocado is very tasty to eat and healthy as well. Avocado plants are possible to grow in general places and even possible to grow in odd climate conditions.  Let's understand how can you grow avocado plants in your garden.  Avocado farming in pots First of all, you need to understand that avocado fruits grow on avocado trees. When we say we are going to grow them in pots, it simply means that for the initial growth of avocado, we use pots to make a perfect plant. Let's start to understand the growth of avocados in pots for your garden. Season of growing avocado In India, avocado farming starts in the spring season. You can start avocado farming from the end of February to end of the March. It is not bad to grow avocado in the late spring season.   Once your avocado plant

Growing Bonnie spider plant indoor in USA, requirements, process of growing, and care in USA

Daily smoking inside, stove gases, dust, and bad management decrease the air quality indoors. People believe that it doesn't affect their lives and they become careless just by opening the windows. In reality, it is not 100% clean and improves air quality indoors.  Researchers found few indoor plants to deal with polluted and unfiltered air indoors. Spider plants are one of those few indoor plants that grow slowly but maintain the air quality in the room. Spider plants are good-looking home decor plants as well. Note : Here, we are going to use the 'spider plant' term for the whole 'bonnie spider plant' in the rest of the content. So don't get confused with it. Indoor Bonnie spider plant in USA Bonnie is a variety of spider plant that has curly leaves compared to other spider plant varieties.   Scientifically we call it ' Chlorophytum comosum ' Bonnie spider plant leaves are green with white strips and hang towards the bottom. It can grow with 1.5 to 2

Cotton farming, yield per hectare, growing stages, season, investment, and profit per hectare

Cotton is a non-food cash crop and profitable too. It is one of the most used raw materials for daily uses since a couple of thousands of years ago. People used it to make their clothes, winter cushions, mattress, and making filters for various reasons.  Let's understand the cotton farming, basic requirements to grow, harvest, and return rate of the cotton crop. Cotton farming and production cost Cotton is a Kharif season crop that doesn't need too much rain or too dry weather to grow. Cotton plants produce fiber and seeds both. The fiber is use for cloth making and seeds use to extract cotton oil.  It is not possible to grow cotton everywhere in the world. We need a proper requirement system to grow cotton. Following are some of the basic requirements and management of the cotton crop. Cotton farming requirements Following are the basic requirements to grow cotton plants- Soil type and pH Although the popular soil for cotton farming is black cotton soil but sometimes alluvial

Litchi(lychee) farming, yield per acre, requirements, investment, and profit per acre

Litchi is a very popular seasonal fruit in moist subtropical regions. It is full of Vitamin-C, potassium, and Copper. Litchi is very healthy for the human body as it contains important elements like carbs, sugar, and fiber. There are very few regions in India where people practice litchi farming. Although litchi farming is a profitable business it takes at least 4 to years for the first harvesting of litchi fruits. A litchi tree can live up to 60 years and can bear litchi fruit for 40 years in its lifetime.  Let's understand litchi farming properly. For that, we will discuss here the requirements, investment, and profit margin of the litchi farming business.  Litchi farming and production per acre A litchi tree has dark green leaves and it can grow up to 12 meters in height. A young litchi tree produces fewer litchi fruits in starting. With growing with time, it increases its overall production throughout the years.  Let's understand the requirements to grow a litchi tree.  Req

Spirulina farming, project report per 1/4th acre, investment, profit per 1/4th acre, and challenges

There are very less veg options available that have the same or higher percentage of protein than meat. Spirulina is high in protein, quality diet, high in minerals, and we can consume them without cooking. Often, people call it future food.  There are very less farms of spirulina farming so its market price is very high. The spirulina farming business will become more profitable in the future. Let's understand the spirulina farming and project report for 1/4th acre. Spirulina farming  What is spirulina? Spirulina is a sea algae. Spirulina contains one of the highest percentages of protein in all diets. Vitamin B, K, antioxidants, and amino acid are some of the other major components of spirulina. One you start spirulina farming, you can harvest for next 5 months without adding or preparing any new culture.  There are two types of spirulina; human consumption and animal consumption.  We can harvest animal spirulina in the open-air pond but for human consumption, we use either a pol

Chicken manure or Chicken poop fertilizer making in USA, requirements, components, and process of making chicken manure

Many times we aren't able to find some basic ideas of sustainability in poultry farming.  We all have ideas just below the nose but we ignore that easily. Most of the time we waste chicken poop without knowing the importance of the chicken poop.  Let's discuss this idea of sustainability of poultry farming as we will understand the use of chicken poop as a fertilizer.  Chicken poop fertilizer or chicken manure in USA We can make one of the most highly fertile and productive compost with chicken poop. It contains nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and sulfur in plenty of percentages.  In many cases, it is found that chicken manure is more productive than cow dung compost.  Chicken manure fertilizer We use the word chicken manure for organic chicken poop fertilizer. We can use chicken manure either in a liquid mixture or raw.  One thing to remember with chicken manure is that we don't use it with root vegetables or any crop that produce inside the soil. We find the b

Mango yield per hectare, requirements, season of growing, investment, and harvesting of mangoes

In the summer season, mangoes are very popular fruits. In India alone, there are more than 1500 varieties of mangoes. Once you plant a mango tree, it can produce mangoes for more than 50 years. Mangoes are healthier, rich, and provide Magnesium and Potassium to the body.  The mango farming business is profitable it doesn't get affected by seasonal storms and natural disasters.  Let's understand the mango farming business in one hectare with estimated investment and profit.  Mango farming and yield Mango farming follows the season-wise production of the cycle. We can get only one harvesting of mangoes in a year.  A mango plant takes 4 to 7 years to bear fruit for the first time. Later, the mango tree bear mangoes per year.  Mango yield per hectare For the first 10 years, mango tree produce a small yield of 10 to 15 kg per cycle. As mango tree start to become older, it produce 10 to 20 times more yield compared to first 10 years. Following is an estimation of yield per hectare fr

Paddy crop, Rice cultivation, yield per hectare, requirements, investment and profit per hectare

Paddy or Rice cultivation is a Kharif season traditional and one of the most consuming crops globally.  Let me clear here, paddy are "husk with rice" and we separate rice from the husk.  Paddy crop cultivation needs highly fertile areas to grow. South Asia produces a very large production of paddy. There are many deltas so that there soil is highly fertile.  Let's understand the process of paddy crop cultivation, requirements to grow, investment, and profit per hectare Paddy crop or Rice crop cultivation Paddy or rice plants can become 3 feet tall. After a period, green of rice starts to appear. These greens convert into solid rice paddy after becoming mature.  These mature rice remain in the cover till we separate them with the separating techniques.  Paddy yield per hectare One paddy or rice plant yield in a season- 80 to 100 grains Paddy yield per hectare- 5 to 8 tonnes After husks separation- 4 to 7 tonnes Investment per hectare Paddy seeds- 250 INR(8kg) Fertilizers-

How to grow periwinkle flowers in Pots/containers at home terrace garden

Periwinkle is one of those few garden flower plants that have valuable medical properties. Medically, Periwinkle plant saliva use in treatment of cancer. Periwinkle plant flowers can easily grow in garden pots or direct soil in the garden. These periwinkle plants found in more than 8 colors in nature but few of them are popular. Leaves of periwinkle flowers are found in glossy shining green color. These are very soft and look like they are filled with liquid. Periwinkle plants can live even in the least ideal conditions for a few days.  Grow Periwinkle flowers in pots/containers Before knowing the requirements and process of sowing, you need to understand the nature of Periwinkle plants. These plants mostly bloom flowers in the summer. Mostly, hybrid seeds stop blooming in winters otherwise for the rest of the year, they bloom properly.  Pure periwinkle plants can allow flowers to bloom even in winters. After becoming mature, periwinkle flowers turn into seeds and fall later. These fel

Irrigation pumps in agriculture, various types, price, and working process of water pumps

It is a common problem for farmers to face the irrigation water pump issues. They get confused with the types of irrigation pumps, their prices, and how to choose one irrigation pump for their agricultural irrigation.   Let's discuss the working of irrigation water pumps, their types, price, and what things you should keep aware of while buying an irrigation pump.  Irrigation pumps for agriculture  Irrigation pumps use to supply steady water for irrigation. Pumps provide more kinetic energy to the steady water so that it can flow to the agricultural lands.  These pumps can use to supply underground water, pond water, tank water, river water, etc.  How do irrigation pumps work?  There are several mechanisms of irrigation pumps. These mechanisms work for particular purposes according to the need for irrigation. For example, we have piston pumps, centrifugal pumps, submersible pumps, and booster pumps.  These pumps work on the same principle of providing the water with more kinetic en

Regenerative agriculture, soil regeneration techniques, regenerative farming techniques, and sustainability

It is not good to generalize a problem if it is related to a particular incident or person. But in agricultural practices, it can be generalized that we have a global problem to face in the upcoming future regarding natural resources.  In agriculture, our current practices(in most countries) are not sustainable. We have to face and will continue to face problems like least soil fertility, soil erosion, disturbed natural eco-system, most dependency on animal meat, least natural resources for future generations, etc.  Regenerative agriculture is a solution to such problems. We will discuss here the actual problems and their solutions with the explanation of regenerative agriculture. Regenerative farming and soil regeneration  Let's discuss what is regenerative agricultural practices, techniques, and their importance for sustainability.  What is regenerative farming? It is a bit complex to explain regenerative farming in a line or a definition. Practically, regenerative farming includ