Biodynamic farming training course
Farmers in India are increasingly opting for organic farming as a viable alternative to chemical agriculture. In this context, biodynamic (BD) agriculture will strengthen the organic farming movement and be of immense help to organic farmers. A number of experienced BD practitioners trained by Peter Procter will conduct the course. The course has a good balance of theory and practical sessions.
The crisis in modern agriculture and principles of organic / sustainable farming.
Biodynamic preparations BD500 and BD501 – theory and practice.
1.) Horn Manure (BD500) – Demo making, retrieval, stirring and application.
2.) Horn Silica (BD501) – making, stirring and application.
Biodynamic compost preparations (BD 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507) – theory.
Practical demos: 1) BD 500, 2) BD compost, 3) cow pat pit manure (CPP), 4) liquid manures.
The significance of moon rhythms and planetary and stellar constellations, and the use of a planting calendar in agriculture.
Increasing soil fertility, control measures of plant pests & diseases, and weed control.
Animal husbandry in BD farming.
Seed Production through organic and biodynamic farming methods.
Demeter standards and certification procedures