NAME : K.CHANDRA BHANU
EDUCATION : B.SC(AGRICULTURE)
DESIGNATION : NFF
Myself k.chandra bhanu, completed graduation in B.SC(Agriculture) from Agra university. At present, I’m working as Natural farming fellow(NFF) in APZBNF project undertaken by RYSS, GOVT. OF ANDHRA PRADESH in collaboration with UNIVERSITY OF READING(UOR),LONDON since January 2019.I have done UOR EXPERIMENT on radish (kharif 2019).
This experiment is designed to examine differences between conventional farming,organic farming and ZBNF. Particularly the effects they have on soil properties.
KEY LEARNINGS :
1) SOIL SAMPLING and LAYOUT of experimental plots
2) I have learned key properties of soil science practically by taking weekly readings and measurements which includes:
I) SOIL PH
II) SOIL TEMPERATURE
III) SOIL TEXTURE
IV) SOIL MOISTURE
V) BULK DENSITY
VI) EARTHWORM COUNT
VII) INFILTRATION RATE etc.
3) I have learned, taking Biometric readings i.e Plant height, root depth,length of bulb and other measurements regarding plant growth in the respective ZBNF, organic conventional plots.
KEY OBSERVATIONS :
1) Early germination was observed in ZBNF plots when compared to organic and conventional plots.
2)Growth and yield of crop was higher in conventional plots followed by organic and ZBNF.
I am happy to be a part of this experiment and looking forward to work with UOR TEAM in future….. Thank you for this great opportunity.