Blight refers to a specific symptom affecting plants in response to infection by a pathogenic organism.
In movie interstellar, this was mentioned as crop epidemic. One by one, each crop was failing in future.
What is solution for this?
Being a farmer, I know the answer for it.
There is no pathogenic (Able to cause disease) organism on Earth. Each one of us doing our job. Some of these bacteria are given clean up job. When Mother Nature sees no sign of life, she arranges bacterias to do clean up job.
Since advent of last century, world has adopted monoculture farming (and nuclear family living) with heavy use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers. This has lead to depletion of vital elements in the soil. Crops suck whatsoever available nutrients but they are not sufficient to survive on them. Hence, from birth, plants are living almost dead life. And so blight the rapid decaying process. Premature decay.
Solution is multi-crop gau based farming. Her dung and urine has all 128 necessary elements (In picture, you see 33 elemental devata(s) shown in her body). Along with it, they are full of Prana shakti ( This is beyong modern science to understand 🙂). But for her to provide us such precious wealth, we need forests for her to graze.
When plants are full of prana and nutrients, there will be no trace of blight.
A common sense solution without mambo jumbo of Popular science 😉🙂
Afforestation + Protection of Bos Indicus + diversity or polucrops -> Solution for world food crisis
It is foolish attempt to imagine agriculture without cows. Mother गौ (Gau) play several roles in maintaining eco system. One of the roles she play with her children’s help is to maintain water levels and nutrients for land. It is via Homa/Agnihotra.
Dung ash is sacred in Hinduism. It is gold. (Already covered in old notes. Search ‘dung ash’)
Here are some more papers.
When fire occurs naturally in the wild, it is good for future of the flora and fauna. But since we now live in sentimental world with no or little rationality left, we curse every natural phenomenon and in same breathe, we blissfully enjoy man-made destructions all around by keeping blind eyes.
I do remember some tribal igniting fire in certain part of Satpuda jungles. They told me that this helps to maintain jungle. They did not know, how part. Same is the role of their fire rituals. Same is the role of Agnihotra for our farms and gardens.
Read this to realize biological importance of charcoal and importance of fire in jungle ecosystem.
Wildfire-produced charcoal directly influences nitrogen cycling in ponderosa pine forests 
Fire is the primary form of disturbance in temperate and boreal forest ecosystems. However, our knowledge of the biochemical mechanisms by which fire stimulates forest N cycling is incomplete. Charcoal is a major byproduct of forest fires and is ubiquitous in soils of most forest ecosystems, yet the biological function of charcoal in soils of forest ecosystems has been greatly overlooked. We conducted a suite of laboratory experiments on soils from ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Laws) forests to determine the influence of charcoal on soil N dynamics and in particular, nitrification. The addition of NH4(+) to forest soils had absolutely no effect on nitrification demonstrating that this process is not substrate limited. The amendment of these soils with NH4(+) and field collected charcoal (1% w/w) significantly increased the nitrification potential, net nitrification, gross nitrification, and decreased the solution concentrations of plant secondary compounds (phenolics). Charcoal had no effect on nitrification in soils (from a grassland site) that had naturally high rates of nitrifier activity. The increase in gross nitrification in forest soils and lack of effect on grassland soils suggests that charcoal may alleviate factors that otherwise inhibit the activity of the nitrifying microbial community in forest soils. These results reveal the biological importance of charcoal and advance our mechanistic understanding of how fire drives nutrient cycling in te
The Charcoal Vision: A Win–Win–Win Scenario for Simultaneously Producing Bioenergy, Permanently Sequestering Carbon, while Improving Soil and Water Quality
Application of charcoal to soils is hypothesized to increase bioavailable water, build soil organic matter, enhance nutrient cycling, lower bulk density, act as a liming agent, and reduce leaching of pesticides and nutrients to surface and ground water. The half-life of C in soil charcoal is in excess of 1000 yr. Hence, soil-applied charcoal will make both a lasting contribution to soil quality and C in the charcoal will be removed from the atmosphere and sequestered for millennia.
Photo on the left : This colorized microscopy image hints at the complexity of microbial life. It shows two bacterial cells in soil. The bacteria glue clay particles together and protect themselves from predators. This also stabilizes soil and stores carbon that could otherwise enter the atmosphere.
Imagine the havoc we create by chemical industries. Fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics and other medicines, waste from chemical industries. They instantly disturbs soil microbes.
Lack of microbes => Lack of nutrition in crops, Lack of प्राण , Mutated genes, more carbon in air than in soil, soil degradation, desertification, depleted ground water, more toxins in drinking water
This is going on for last 50 years in major regions of India. We are at tipping point of collapse. If we don’t wake up now and force farmers/industries/govt to get rid of chemicals in air, water and food, future is worse than our imagination of dooms day.
Indigenous cows have 20 times more microbes than any living organism’s dung can have. She gives dung that can stabilize carbon, water and other nutrients from air.
Soil with her help can sustain droughts (expect them frequently due to climate changes)
Even if bees want to help in pollination, they cannot. Why? Because we use diesel tractors everywhere for farming! And the fume that is being emitted alters scent that bees seek.
So half of the scents are lost. Forget honey, pollination is affected. Crop yield reduction.
“People rely on bees and pollinating insects for a large proportion of our food, yet humans have paid the bees back with habitat destruction, insecticides, climate change and air pollution.”
Is it not hara-kiri to promote self-destructing technologies @ farms ? Tractor is costly and destructive shortcut.
Only solution we have to become सात्विक अन्नबाहुल्य राष्ट्र is to worship and take help from गौ माता!
Mantra for being sattvik world power : अन्नबाहुल्य
We have all संभावना. गौ, गंगा (त्रिदोषहर water in abundance) & गौरी (जमीन) to help us. Better late than never. Revive Agriculture. If we produce सात्विक धान्य for all, we will actually transform corrupted world-psyche in to सत्त्व. It is actually a 7 generation process. We have to start somewhere. Anytime is a good time to start. Sooner the better.
But instead, what do we support as a society?
Male calf? Useless for milk , send him to slaughter!
SCENTS AND SENSE ABILITY: DIESELS FUMES ALTER HALF THE FLOWER SMELLS BEES NEED
In polluted environments, diesel fumes may be reducing the availability of almost half the most common flower odours that bees use to find their food, research has found.
The new findings suggest that toxic nitrous oxide (NOx) in diesel exhausts could be having an even greater effect on bees’ ability to smell out flowers than was previously thought.
NOx is a poisonous pollutant produced by diesel engines which is harmful to humans, and has also previously been shown to confuse bees’ sense of smell, which they rely on to sniff out their food.
Researchers from the University of Southampton and the University of Reading found that there is now evidence to show that, of the eleven most common single compounds in floral odours, five have can be chemically altered by exposure to NOx gases from exhaust fumes.
Lead author Dr Robbie Girling, from the University of Reading’s Centre for Agri-Environmental Research, said: “Bees are worth millions to the British economy alone, but we know they have been in decline worldwide.
“We don’t think that air pollution from diesel vehicles is the main reason for this decline, but our latest work suggests that it may have a worse effect on the flower odours needed by bees than we initially thought.
“People rely on bees and pollinating insects for a large proportion of our food, yet humans have paid the bees back with habitat destruction, insecticides, climate change and air pollution.
“This work highlights that pollution from dirty vehicles is not only dangerous to people’s health, but could also have an impact on our natural environment and the economy.”
Co-author Professor Guy Poppy, from Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton, said: “It is becoming clear that bees are at risk from a range of stresses from neonicitinoid insecticides through to varroa mites. Our research highlights that a further stress could be the increasing amounts of vehicle emissions affecting air quality. Whilst it is unlikely that these emissions by themselves could be affecting bee populations, combined with the other stresses, it could be the tipping point.”
This latest research is part of continuing studies into the effects of air pollution on bees. Previous work in 2013 found that bees in the lab could be confused by the effects of diesel pollution. Dr Girling and Dr Tracey Newman from the University of Southampton are currently studying how diesel fumes may have direct effects on the bees themselves.
The Effects of Diesel Exhaust Pollution on Floral Volatiles and the Consequences for Honey Bee Olfaction
There is growing evidence of a substantial decline in pollinators within Europe and North America, most likely caused by multiple factors such as diseases, poor nutrition, habitat loss, insecticides, and environmental pollution. Diesel exhaust could be a contributing factor to this decline, since we found that diesel exhaust rapidly degrades floral volatiles, which honey bees require for flower recognition. In this study, we exposed eight of the most common floral volatiles to diesel exhaust in order to investigate whether it can affect volatile mediated plant-pollinator interaction. Exposure to diesel exhaust altered the blend of common flower volatiles significantly: myrcene was considerably reduced, β-ocimene became undetectable, and β-caryophyllene was transformed into its cis-isomer isocaryophyllene. Proboscis extension response (PER) assays showed that the alterations of the blend reduced the ability of honey bees to recognize it. The chemically reactive nitrogen oxides fraction of diesel exhaust gas was identified as capable of causing degradation of floral volatiles.
Tips for all rulers (Central and State govt(s) ) ignoring Agriculture, cows and local small scale industries.
Bhishma – Yudhisthir Conversation from शान्ति पर्व
कृषिगॊरक्ष्य वाणिज्यं लॊकानाम इह जीवनम |
कृषि, गौरक्षा & वाणिज्य ही प्रजाका जीवन है|
Remember Yudhisthir! Agriculture, cow-protection and business (small scale industries) only are lifelines of the society.
कच चित कृषिकरा राष्ट्रं न जहत्य अति पीडिताः
ये वहन्ति धुरं राज्ञां संभरन्तीतरान अपि
इतॊ दत्तेन जीवन्ति देवा पितृगणास तथा
मनुष्यॊरगरक्षांसि वयांसि पशवस तथा
कही कृषिकार तुम्हारे असह्य आहरणसे पीड़ित हो राष्ट्र छोड़कर तो नहीं जा रहे न? निश्चिंत कृषिकारही राज्यका भरण-पोषण करते है| उनके दिए अन्नसे ही देवता, पितर, मनुष्य, गंधर्व, राक्षस, पशु, पक्षी – सब जीवन धारण करते है|
Are farmers frustrated by your authority and doing mass migration/exodus? Remember again, only farmers sustain the Nation. From deities to humans to beasts to animals to birds – they all have life thanks to farmers!
By ignoring agriculture, cow-protection and small scale industries, we are inviting self-destruction. And like all previous govt(s), this govt too will be known as reason of collapse.
Will PMO India take a note and act on following issues?
1) Complete ban on cow-slaughter
2) Stop fertilizer and pesticides subsidy as a first step of total STOP on their usage
3) Remove middle tier corruptions in food chain
4) Promote decentralization and local food instead food processing industries
Modern agriculture like modern medicine maps plant sickness with deficiency of specific element. It is so reductionist and limited world view that despite applying treatment, sickness resurfaces after sometime.
Solution for cellular stress sickness (Viral/bacterial) is not just nutrients replenishment but ability to balance tridosha of the plant. If tridosha are not balanced as per nature of the plant, plant won’t be able to digest physical nutrients.
Gau mutra can balance tridosha of any organism that digest it. Besides, it also increases Apana Vayu so that toxic elimination/metabolic waste by plants become active again. Farming without gau mutra is pseudo-science for Bharatiya Krishi. Inspire more and more farmers to go back to roots and save them from committing suicide. Without Maa Ganga’s blessings, how can we survive?
Saving Maa Ganga = Saving Gau mata = Abhyudaya (rising sun ) of Maa Bharti.
Our textbooks taught us that pre-Green revolution when chemical fertilizers and pesticides usage became rampant, India was food dependent nation.
Fertilizer companies made huge difference and we became self-sufficient nation for food.
This is blatant lie. State funded brainwash. Read this article. Re-verify facts if you want but stop this nonsensical glorification of Green Revolution. With Green-revolution, we in fact started slow suicide of glorious agricultural past.
“Between 1762 and 1766 there were villages which produced up to 12 tons of paddy a hectare. This level of productivity can be obtained only in the best of the Green Revolution areas of the country, with the most advanced, expensive and often environmentally ruinous technologies. The annual availability of all food averaged five tons per household; the national average in India today is three-quarters ton. Whatever the ways of pre-British Indian society, they were definitely neither ineffective nor inefficient.”
I wonder what stops Govt of India to take strict steps against chemical farming?Are we now suffering from inferiority complex and inviting yet another spell of Green revolution ? Or like previous govt(s), this govt too believes in serving vested interests and killing agricultural roots?
Below text from Author निघंटु is talking about 4 types of soils. He classified soil as ब्राह्मण,क्षत्रिय,वैश्य & शुद्र. Not only soil, he classified trees and plants in very same 4 categories! Not only soil, plants, trees , he also classified animals in 4 categories! According to our pseudo media tyrants, he is castiest! So narrow-minded as he divided even land! Even he identifies colors! Black is for Shudra! Protest! Black and Dalits! What a castiest man निघंटु was!
This type of utter ignorance goes on in society when habit of cursory reading is common and popular.
“Food substances grown on Brahman land are good for increasing intellectual vigor(Brain’s color whitish Gray due to Glial cells), grown on Kshtriya land(Jungle) are strength-enhancers (Tribes played vital role in Ancient Army strength), grown on gold land are good for mineral deficiency (Vegetables are generally grown on yellow land), grown on shudra land are good to fight against dieseases (Grains and Ayurvedic herbals – A valuable Ayurvedic ingredient Ajwain is cultivated in black soil).”
Land color depends on their chemical nature. For example, as black soil has Volcanic origin, it is rich in calcium carbonate, lime , potash & magnesium.It is deffecient in phosphoric acid.
Food from Shudra land fights against dieseases.This food is good for immune system.Shudra land is rich in Magnesium. During the last few years, magnesium (Mg) has been subject of research due to its functionality in the organism. It is one of the most important micronutrients, and therefore its role in biological systems has been extensively investigated. Particularly, Mg has a strong relation with the immune system, in both nonspecific and specific immune response, also known as innate and acquired immune response.
Do you protest this scientific वर्ण व्यवस्था! Or are you ready to explore वर्ण व्यवस्था, systematic rational approach of living?
PS: Sanskrit translation is nearly accurate, not exact. That is my deficiency.
Before farmers were fooled to believe that tractor based farming is the way forward, traditional farmers used various ways of ploughing. From no tilling to precision tilling. Different land, different season, different crop, different tilling. Or No tilling at all.
There was not compulsion yet the outcome was precise, as per the needs of the soil.
Here, Inspector-General of Agriculture in India in 1900 confessed honestly that Indian Agriculture is just perfect. No improvement is needed. 🙂 If I boast about self, you will doubt. Here, a foreigner’s bias-free account.
Perfect blend of blessings by विश्वकर्मा देव & intuitions and hints gifted by माँ अदिति.
And we are taught in school and colleges that Indians were primitive, knew nothing about science and British actually taught them techniques and all by their modern education reforms.
Here is the latest research recommending reduced tillage for flourished microbial communities in soil. Re-confirming ancient scientific practices.
Microbes improve soil quality by cycling nutrients and breaking plant residues down into soil organic matter. In an effort to detect consistent patterns across a large geographical area, University of Illinois researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 62 studies examining the effect of tillage on soil microbes. No-till systems had greater soil microbial biomass and enzymatic activity. Tilled systems that used a chisel plow were equivalent to no-till systems, in terms of microbial biomass.
“Soil microbes are the workhorses of the soil. They break down crop residues and release nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and other nutrients back to the soil so they’re plant-available. We want a healthy, diverse microbial community so that those processes can happen and improve our soils,”
For the past several decades, farmers have been abandoning their plows in favor of a practice known as no-till agriculture. Today, about one-third of U.S. farmers are no longer tilling their fields, and still more are practicing conservation tillage—using equipment that only disturbs the soil to a minimal degree. No-till and, to a lesser degree, conservation tillage maintains or improves soil quality by preserving soil structure and moisture, increasing soil organic matter, and providing habitat for soil microbes.
“Helping the soil function better helps your crops grow better, and can also maintain high quality soil for sustainability purposes. In Illinois, we have such great soil; it’s our biggest resource. Farmers can help protect it by making sure the microbial community is healthy.”
World Hunger is real but solution for it, is not only faulty but disastrous.
Certain nutrients only exist in complex forms. If bacteria are missing in soil, we will never get them in crops. Chemical fertilizers, pesticides devastates microbial activity and so we never get them.
World Hunger has only one solution. Gau mata. Her Prasad is so powerful that it can turn desert into fertile land.
Are the fruits and veggies we eat today less nutritious than they were years ago? The answer is yes, and the reasons why lie in how we farm.
The next question you might have is how bad is it? Well, it depends. Some studies have found median declines in mineral composition between 5 percent to 40 percent in vegetables.
The difference is in the methods we use to farm, Davis reported: “Efforts to breed new varieties of crops that provide greater yield, pest resistance, and climate adaptability have allowed crops to grow bigger and more rapidly, but their ability to manufacture or uptake nutrients has not kept pace with their rapid growth.”
Farms that use high-yield plants may get more crops, but all that energy going toward a bigger bounty results in a shallower root system, which means less mineral absorption.
If you want quality fruits and veggies, you may have to look to local markets where the price per piece of food may be higher, but the quality of food may also be better. If these markets aren’t available to you the solution is simple: Eat more fruits and vegetables.
In Indian parlance, there is only one way : Promote Cow-based farming.
Read more here: http://bigthink.com/ideafeed/vegetables-today-are-less-nutritious
Declining Fruit and Vegetable Nutrient Composition: What Is the Evidence?
Three kinds of evidence point toward declines of some nutrients in fruits and vegetables available in the United States and the United Kingdom: 1) early studies of fertilization found inverse relationships between crop yield and mineral concentrations—the widely cited “dilution effect”; 2) three recent studies of historical food composition data found apparent median declines of 5% to 40% or more in some minerals in groups of vegetables and perhaps fruits; one study also evaluated vitamins and protein with similar results; and 3) recent side-by-side plantings of low- and high-yield cultivars of broccoli and grains found consistently negative correlations between yield and concentrations of minerals and protein, a newly recognized genetic dilution effect. Studies of historical food composition data are inherently limited, but the other methods can focus on single crops of any kind, can include any nutrient of interest, and can be carefully controlled. They can also test proposed methods to minimize or overcome the diluting effects of yield whether by environmental means or by plant breeding.