by aditya abhishek
Korean natural farming is a type of regenerative agriculture that rely on indigenous microorganisms to increase soil fertility and decrease use of external fertilizers & pesticides.
This farming method focuses on decreasing use of external inputs and increasing recycling of farm waste to produce biologically active organisms, hence creates self sufficiency.
Cho Han-kyu born in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, Korea, started the Korean natural farming method. He completed his education in Agriculture in Japan.
He combined the knowledge gained in Japan on natural farming with local fermentation and got it published in the "Modern Agriculture" magazine of Japan.
Use of nutrients of seeds, indigenous microrganisms, and avoiding use of exernal chemicals and livestock waste are principles of Korean natural farming.
lactic acid bacteria, purple bacteria, Bacillus subtilis and yeast are commonly found used in this method of farming mrthod.
To supply nitrogen fish amino acids is used, for calcium , for Potassium & Phosphorus fermented plant juice and eggshells are used,
Ferment fruit jiuces of locally available banana, papaya, mango, grape, melon or apple, etc. are used for controllng pests.
Practical implementation of Korean Natural farm has helped farmers to double crop productivity and reducing use of water by 30% in United States of America.
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