Soil Fertility Mgmt
KTE adopts the wisdom of our ancestors and uses various traditional methods to improve soil quality, thereby increasing the long-term fertility of the soil. The supplies of nutrients are met mainly by compost - green manure produced in the backyards of our farmers and the surrounding farms.
The following activities are initiated for fertility improvement in the garden:
Cow dung, cattle manure, chicken manure, ash, mustard oil cake, rice bran, bone meals, jungle foliage, farmyard waste, etc., are collected and compost is prepared under meticulous supervision of the experts.
Effective Micro Organism (EM), developed by Japanese Professor Dr. Teruo Higa, is being used in composting. The use of EM enhances the microbial activity and significantly reduces the time required for making compost.
Local legumes & botanicals - Titepati (Artemisia Vulgaris), Assuro (Adhatoda Vesica) & Kalijhar (Lantata Camera) etc. - containing abundant nutrients (NPK) are grown around the garden and are collected to prepare green manure. Fallen leaves in the nearby jungle are also collected. Botanicals grown inside the garden are also mulched to meet the demand for required nutrients.