One of the first mentions of a farming implement in Indian literature occurs in the Ramayana when the King of Janaka is described ploughing a field. Implements such as ploughs, weeders, spades,  sickles, harvesters, grain separators, and threshers have been used by indigenous farmers for centuries. Traditional Indian agriculture flourished by harnessing human and animal […]

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A power tiller is a two-wheeled agricultural implement, fitted with rotary tillers, that is fast gaining traction in the Indian agricultural scene for its multi-purpose uses. In addition to tilling the soil, power tillers can be used for ploughing the soil, sowing seeds, planting seedlings, adding fertilizers, spraying fertilizers, herbicides, and water, pumping water, harvesting […]

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Most farmers eventually have to deal with rocks in their fields or yards. Whether it’s a bunch of small ones that complicate planting gardens or crops or giant boulders that jut out of the ground and threaten to break any machine that inadvertently crosses their path, rocks of all shapes and sizes can be troublesome. […]

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THOUGH some gardeners may be blessed with perfect soil, most of us garden in soil that is less than perfect. If your soil has too much clay in it, is too sandy, too stony or too acidic, don’t despair. Turning a poor soil into a plant-friendly soil is not difficult to do, once you understand […]

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One of the most important tools on our farm is the broad fork. Choosing a garden fork…easy right? I mean, all you have to look for is a garden fork that is well made by a reputable company and you’re done. Well…maybe not. What kind of work are you asking your garden fork to do? […]

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The everyday farming activities of plowing fields and seasonal crop harvests are causing some serious issues underground. The heavy tractors and other farm equipment operating in the fields compress the soil which each pass. Season after season, the sub-surface soil continues to be compact, which is known as “hard pan”. The connectivity of soil pores […]

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Parsley is slow to grow, but it yields a lot, is profitable and brightens up a market table. Here are all the reasons market farmers should consider it. Parsley is a biennial plant with bright green, feather-like leaves and is in the same family as dill. Here’s how to grow parsley in your own garden. This popular herb […]

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The purpose of these guidelines is to help reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities by providing practical guidance on how to manage various tractor hazards. Tractors are useful pieces of equipment on a farm. Make sure your kids understand that tractors are not played equipment. Rural Mutual has been protecting farms across the state […]

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For many a farm owner, the tractor is the trusty workhorse. The safe, sturdy, dependable piece of equipment without which many tasks—or even running the farm—would be impossible. Whether you have a new tractor or ride around on an old or “previously appreciated” model, regular maintenance is the key to protecting your investment. Overall Inspection […]

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Contests have always been a very important part of the writing world, giving talentive writers the chance to have their write-up reviewed by editors and probably published. Literary journals and The Writer regularly host contests, helping authors gain experience and sharpen their skill. And sometimes even win some prize too. KhetiGaadi presents Creative writing contests that you can enter […]

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