Organic farming is a responsible way of farming. An organic farmer has to look beyond his farm and treat the environment in a holistic manner. It is debatable if a farm can be called organic if it sources its inputs from other farms around it, thus depriving them of a chance to be organic or replenish their own soils. Where ready composts are purchased, the environmental costs of transporting composts in the large quantities that they are required in, is also not justified.
The most important reason for a farm however to make its own organic inputs is that it makes good economic sense. An organic farm has to necessarily make as much of its bulk inputs as possible – the savings are enormous.
For this reason, we at Satavic Farms neither promote nor sell ready composts. We do however accept and encourage compost production projects where vegetable market wastes, coir pith, restaurant / hotel / canteen wastes, and similar biodegradable wastes / by-products are composted.
If you require composts and biopesticides, we can show you how you can make them on your own farm using your farm waste, growing crops specially for the purpose and using local materials. The benefits are both environmental and monetary. To know more, please call us or write to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing the type(s) of compost or biopesticide you require, the quantities required, the availability of material on your farm and organic wastes around your farm.
Among the inputs that can be made on a farm are :
Composts (we teach how to make composts using improved and specialised techniques and low-cost methods suited to an area and with enrichment where needed); Vermicompost (using low-cost methods); Biodynamic preparations ; Coir pith composting; Liquid manures; Natural pesticides using locally / easily available materials; and Biofertilisers.
In the case of biofertilisers, we also isolate and mass produce the required species of microorganisms from soil samples of individual farms. This allows a better chance of survival of the organism(s) used, besides ensuring that local species of microorganisms which are endemic to an area are used.