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Wadkar’s Agri tourism is spread across 20 Acres of land where we are cultivating Mango’s, Pomegranates, Custard Apple, Coconut Orchard. Along with these main crops you will find most of the plants at our farm such as Drumsticks, Jack Fruit, Neem, Jambul, Papaya, Wood Apple, Grapes, Banana, Guava, Gooseberry, All Spices etc.

Cattle Farm – You will get an opportunity to see cattle farm and different usages of cow dung and urine (gomutra). Cow dung and urine are very useful as a manure for the farm.

In Ayurveda various usage of Gomutra are mentioned.

Irrigation system –

Irrigation is the application of controlled amounts of water to plants at needed intervals. Irrigation helps to grow agricultural crops in a controlled way in absence of rainfall.

In order to provide water to crops as per demand water should be stored in farm or should be taken from ground water or from river/dam.

We at Wadkar’s farm are storing rain water in big pond (shet tale) and use it for irrigation. Also another source of water is river, we have laid down pipeline from Nira river, which is 3 Km from our farm to the rainwater harvesting pond (shet tale). This alternate arrangement helps us to get water from river on demand basis especially during summer.

There are 3 types of irrigation systems typically used.

1. Flood (Surface) Irrigation –

In this method water is given to the surface of soil.

2. Drip Irrigation –

In this method drop of water is given to the root of plants.

3. Sprinkler Irrigation –

In this method water is given to crops just like rain.

@Wadkar’s Farm we are using all methods depending on the crop’s requirement. However we are extensively using drip irrigation for mango, pomegranate, coconut, custard apple plants.

Project done by-

Risabh Prasad

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There are 3 types of Agricultural Practices in India

1. Chemical Farming –

In this method latest varieties of seeds are used and it requires spray of pesticides and insecticides to control the pests and insects to avoid damage to crops. Also it requires chemical fertilizers to provide required nutrients to the plants.

2. Organic Farming –

In this method organic fertilizers, insecticides, pesticides are used, which are less harmful to soil and human being.

3. Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) –

In this method focus is on making required nutrients available from soil with the help of cow dung and gomutra. Also different leaves of plants along with goumtra and water is used as insecticides and pesticides.

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