Future Proof Solutions for Sustainable Agricultural Needs
Agriculture, one of the oldest forms of industry, plays a vital role in maintaining the global economy. India is an agriculture-oriented country and agriculture amounted to 19.9% of the annual revenue of India in 2019-20.
However, environmental challenges have put natural resources that are important for agriculture at risk. Environmental assets like soil, water and biodiversity are facing risks from irresponsible agricultural practices, infestations and climactic changes. Necessary steps must be taken to practice safer forms of agriculture that improve productivity without being harsh on the environment.
As important as agriculture is in supporting the economy, there has been an increasing need for the sustenance of agriculture in India. Understanding this, experts at Dhanuka Agritech are devoted to creating future-proof solutions for sustainable agriculture, including reasonable use of soil, nutrients, water and management of irrigation and crop cycles around the year.
Given below are a few such future-proof solutions for sustainable agriculture which is propagated by Dhanuka Agritech.
Several agricultural sectors across India have taken up agroforestry. It refers to the integration of perennial tree systems (for example, bamboos and palms) into lands used for crops. This spatial or temporal arrangement has shown great promise in terms of improving the productivity of agricultural land.
Agroforestry has gained popularity because of its low-cost nature, which has other several advantages along with improving the soil’s fertility. For one thing, perennial trees are excellent sources of fodder and timber wood. In addition, agroforestry also enhances diversity and profitability and helps sustain the ecosystem.
Intercropping and Crop Rotation -
Intercropping and crop rotation have been practiced in India for many years now. Intercropping and crop rotation refer to the sequential planting of two or more crops on the same agricultural land. This allows farmers to maximize their profitability without having any detrimental effects on soil fertility. On the contrary, the practice of intercropping and crop rotation improves soil fertility by creating biological and ecological synergies between crops
Intercropping and crop rotation also facilitates land efficiency and preserves biodiversity. Moreover, intercropping can also be used as a hedge against crop failures.
Intercropping and crop rotations have been certified as sustainable agricultural practices by the Soil Health Management (SHM) program and Dhanuka Agritech encourages this sustainable agricultural practice because of the several benefits it has.
Agrochemicals like hormones, growth agents, chemical fertilizers and insecticides are helpful in crop productivity without damaging the soil and natural resources. The use of agrochemicals improves the chances of yielding healthy crop production.
Dhanuka Agritech encourages the judicious use of agrochemicals for sustainable agricultural practice. This includes the judicious use of insecticides for plants that prevents harmful infestations in crops without having any adverse effect on soil fertility if used judiciously. Dhanuka Agritech is a leading producer and distributor of the best insecticides for plants, agricultural supplements, and agricultural tech.
Conservation Agriculture -
Conservation Agriculture has gained popularity over the recent years as an approach that improves agricultural land management. Through conservation agriculture, emphasis is laid on biological processes that complement the use of external agents. Conservation agriculture also encourages diversification of cropping methods, maintenance of soil mulch, and cover crops. This benefits soil fertility by providing the soil with a constant source of nutrients and a permanent organic soil cover.
Vermicomposting is another future-proof solution for sustainable agriculture, which is inexpensive and practical. Vermicomposting involves a biotechnological process that relies on the use of earthworms for an organic conversion of waste into compost. The resultant product of vermicomposting is nutrient-rich, free of industrial toxins that has no adverse effect on the crop or soil content. In addition, vermicomposting contributes to the growth of biodiversity.
Community Welfare Programs -
Dhanuka Agritech Limited actively participates in various Community Welfare Programs that promote sustainable agriculture. In addition, Dhanuka Agritch Limited has contributed to social and economic development through community outreach programs. This includes emphasis on the education of individuals and creating awareness on conservation and judicious deployment of water resources and agro chemicals for agricultural us, sustainable forms of agriculture and more.
Sustainable agricultural practices are also encouraged through farmer meetings and other cultural functions.
The company has also engaged in improving the agricultural and rural communities by providing employment and education.
Besides the above, Dhanuka Agritech Limited is engaged in other sustainable forms of agriculture like rainwater harvesting for irrigation and artificial recharge of groundwater, propagating prevention of burning crop residue/ stubble burning and many more community welfare initiatives.
Over the next few years, Dhanuka Agritech aims to improve agricultural practices through the use of sophisticated technologies,agrochemicals and more. So, if you are looking for sustainable agricultural solutions, Dhanuka Agritech is the right place to connect.