Nurturing the Earth

Nurturing the Earth:

Building Soil Health & Crafting Natural Fertilizers

At Pushti Organics, we believe healthy crops begin with healthy soil. We employ a range of organic methods to nurture the land, ensuring optimal growth and vibrant ecosystems.

Building soil fertility:

  • Crop Rotation: We practice diverse crop rotations, planting different crops in sequence to prevent nutrient depletion and suppress soil-borne diseases. This diversity also attracts beneficial insects and promotes a healthy microbial community.
  • Cover Crops: During fallow periods, we plant cover crops like legumes. These nitrogen-fixing plants enrich the soil with vital nutrients, suppress weeds, and improve soil structure.
  • Composting: We meticulously compost all organic waste generated on our farm, including kitchen scraps, crop residues, and cow dung. This rich compost acts as a natural fertilizer, replenishing the soil with vital nutrients and organic matter.
  • Mulching: We leverage mulching practices, covering the soil with organic materials like straw or leaves. This helps retain moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate soil temperature, fostering a healthy environment for beneficial organisms.

Crafting Natural Fertilizers:

  • Cow Dung Manure: We utilize readily available cow dung manure as a natural fertilizer. This organic matter is rich in nutrients and helps improve soil structure and fertility.
  • Matka Fertilizer: We implement a traditional technique called matka fertilizer. Earthenware pots (matkas) are filled with layers of organic materials like cow dung, neem cake, and soil. Over a period of six months, these materials decompose, creating a potent liquid fertilizer rich in nutrients and beneficial microbes.
  • Liquid Cultures: For pest control, we employ natural liquid cultures derived from neem leaves, amalalas (a herbal concoction), and other botanical sources. These organic alternatives offer a safe and effective way to manage pests without harming the environment.
  • Vermicomposting: We harness the power of earthworms to create vermicompost, a nutrient-rich fertilizer teeming with beneficial microorganisms. This organic fertilizer enhances soil quality and plant growth.

Beyond these methods, we actively share our knowledge with farmers across India and Nepal, empowering them to adopt sustainable practices and contribute to a healthier future.