I would emphasize that the beginning or the start of the Rishi-Krishi process was the soil analysis. call vodafone from landline
The soil tests showed how ignorant all of us were, including myself and the agricultural scientists who were supposed to guide us. It also clearly indicated that we the farmers are victims of blind faith, whether we follow the old or the new traditions. Let me explain :
The soil from the base of the trees such as mango, cashew-nut, kinjal (Terminalia peniculata), jamun (Syzgium cumuni) was sent for analysis. Some of the trees were being fed chemical fertilizers while the rest had no chemical feed but had their leaves spread around the trunk which possibly provided them with some nutrients.
The testing revealed that all the soil samples from under the trees which were not fed chemical fertilizers contained differing amounts of fertilizer elements . No two trees say two mangoes had the same or similar composition. On the other hand, the soil from the trees which were fed chemical fertilizers had generally similar analysis. This was most perplexing and I was anxious to get to the root of this phenomenon. I purchased a pH indicator and analyzing soils became a hobby and an obsession. After many observations and days spent in analyzing the results, I was ready with the 3 Hypotheses.