(Natural Eco Farming)
What Is Natueco Farming:
`Demystification of Science’
Understanding Natueco Farming Scie-nce:
Basic Principles Of Nateuco Farming:
 HARVESTING THE SUN
In all biological processes, energy input is required and solar energy is the only source available. No timeand no square foot of sun energy should be lost by not harvesting it biologically. Lost sun energy is lostforever. Photosynthesis is the main process by which Solar Energy is absorbed. It is of course theobjective to obtain a higher degree of photosynthesis. Although genetically photosynthesis efficiency isaround 1.5% to 2.5%, we can increase leaf index [area of leaf for every square meter of land] by caring for healthy canopies, use of multiple canopy utilizing direct and filtered sunrays, etc.
 5 STAGES IN A PLANT LIFE
Every plant goes through five stages in its life:  Childhood  Puberty  Youth  Maturity and  Oldage. These stages are of roughly equal duration and external intervention at specific only to the proper stage is most effective. (e.g. There is no use giving fertilizer dose when the plant has become old and isdying.) Generally, plants can be classified as having a seasonal, short duration life span [90 to 130 days],medium life span of 4 – 5 years, or perennial long life span. For short duration life span, all 5 stagesbecome very critical. For example, if sumptuous roots are not developed in the first 15-20 days [20%.of lifespan] no amount of external inputs, thereafter will be useful or effective. Leaves and Branches alsoshow these stages in their life cycles. Yellow, old leaves can only fall and cannot be rejuvenated. Oldbranches will eventually become deadwood.
 MEDIUM FOR ROOT ZONE
Generally, this is soil. However, one can do without it as in the case of hydroponics.The main purpose of the medium is[a] To give support to the plant and anchoring it by means of shoot root and feeder roots.[b] To supply nutrients to the feeder roots. [c] To provide moisture to the plant roots.[d] To provide good air circulation to the roots.It is always possible to prepare an ideal soil by human intervention. The soil also supports a whole range of microorganisms up to earthworms. The presence of these microorganisms is gives essential benefits to theplant roots in that they convert minerals found in nature into root-absorbable forms.
 PLANTS MANUFACTURE THEIR OWN FOOD
Unlike animals, plants manufacture their own food. By means of photosynthesis, water and carbon dioxide,plants produce sugar: glucose, which is then converted to other forms of sugar, lignin, fats, etc. Plantsproduce 3 – 4g. of dry mass/ square foot of photosynthesis area / per one sun-day of 8 – 10 hrs.From this: – [a] 1g. is used in plant metabolism.[b] 1g. is used to build plant body, roots, stem, leaves, etc.[c] 1g. is either stored or used for producing fruits.It is very useful and instructive to know especially about the timings and places of storage of food/ energyand how to tap them at appropriate time. Without the knowledge of this the enzymes and hormones[Gyberalic acid, Indol acetic acid,] one may end up having plants with luxurious growth but scarce fruiting.
 PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY
As mentioned above hormones are the messenger and enzymes the catalysts for plant metabolism, andtheir study is very useful for general understanding of plant physiology.
A tree is like a colony of independent branches, which have their own life cycle.
It is possible to create a microclimate within 10 Guntha.