A Starter Shock: Few Countries with Largest Organic agricultural Land (& No, It Is Not INDIA!) are Australia, Argentina & China.
Firstly, what is Organic Farming: Organic Farming is becoming hugely popular in Europe and America (I guess this proves they actually have been doing some serious studies of our Vedic Scriptures!). a curious fact is that an average Organic Farm is Twice the size of Conventional Farm in Sweden! Organic farming would simply imply an Harmonised Balance between “Crop Production” & “Animal Husbandry & Production”. We would understand Organic Farming quite clearly as we go through the following: “Not to Do”, “To Do” and “The Myths on Organic Farming”:
Not to Do:
- No Chemical Fertiliser or Pesticides are used,
- No Genetically Modified Seeds are used,
- To use Biodegradable & Re-usable Packaging Material,
The Myths on Organic Farming:
- Production is less! Many studies conducted globally actually state that in many cases the produce has even been better than conventional farming.
Finally few Facts on Organic Farming:
- Organic Farming is a sustainable Agricultural Practice & a Way to go,
- I would actually take it to be Economical than Conventional farming, as Medical Expenses saved would hugely surpass the extra expenses on Organic Farming.
What to look for in an agricultural land:
- Nature of Soil (Contents-Components of Soil are usually classified as: Minerals, Water, Air & Organic Matter [Plant Roots, Soil Bacteria, Arthropods, Earthworms, Fungi etc.]) ,
- Facilities for Supply of water,
- General Natural fertility.
- Homestead (I guess The Hymns must have been referring to warehouses to store Crops Cut),
- The Hymns talk about Cows in Cultivated Lands => Cow Farming is imperative on an Agricultural Land,
Many Hymns of Rag & Yajur Veda Pray for Land Flowing With Milk & Honey, which in my opinion I would correlate to Cow-Farming & Bee-Hive Keeping in our Agricultural Piece of Land.
Abundant Rains channelized into Damn and Fields irrigated through Canal irrigation System. One effective means for regular supply of water would be to have a Deep Ditch at one corner of The Field – water being fed to the canals feeding waters to every end of the field. The Canals all along the field should be repaired from time to time.
To prevent erosion of Banks, Solid Embankments (or Specific-Large Number of Trees) are advised all along the River Coasts.
A good network of roads around the Crop fields is a must such as to ensure easy-convenient-economical transfer of Crop Produce.