Most new comers to organic farming presume that land and water alone is sufficient to succeed in farming thereby ignoring the role of crucial farming implements, agricultural machinery and food storage systems. Access to key agricultural machinery at crucial junctures in organic farming can be the difference between success and failure in professional farming ventures. Ignoring the role of machinery & mechanization in farming has proved costly to many a professional / occupational farmer.
Timing is half the battle won in organic farming. Precise climatic conditions are essential to execute specific agricultural activities like ploughing, seeding, planting, weeding, harvesting and threshing. Demand for agricultural equipment on hire is highest when the need is the most. Without a captive and dedicated agricultural machinery, irrigation implements and dairy equipment on the farm, there is no way farming can succeed. We have seen many a farmer suffer failure and losses due to the unavailability of requisite equipment at the right time. Remaining at the mercy of weather gods is inevitable when it comes to organic farming but we at Paalaar Urban Farms don’t believe in remaining on the mercy of agricultural machinery contractors as well. Therefore, Paalaar Urban Farms invest considerable amount of resources to have agricultural implements like tractors, trailers, planters, seeders, power weeders, storage containers etc inhouse for the dedicated and exclusive use of our customers.
If timing is half the battle won, the other half of the battle lies in the judicious use of water. Originally water conservation systems like the drip irrigation methodology were developed to reduce water wastage in irrigation. Today, it is more about judicious usage of a precious commodity. Different crops have different needs – some crops need water to the roots and some to the leaves in addition to roots. Paalaar Urban Farms keep irrigation implements like rain guns, sprinklers, drippers, mist sprayers etc inhouse and install an electrical/electronically controlled underground plumbing system that is compatible with the irrigation implements.
Organic farming can be carried out only on an integrated farm. An integrated farm has to have livestock, particularly cows and goats to generate farmyard manure and bio-fertilizers. Apart from offering dung and urine which form important ingredients in the manufacture of organic manure, cows also offer milk. Milk is one farm product which can make the most seasoned professional milk manager look like a nincompoop. The challenges in delivering pure and preservative free milk to our customers are many. The challenges are further compounded by the fact that we deliver milk in reusable glass bottles and not in plastic sachets. Bottle sterilization, milk pasteurization, refrigeration during storage and transportation require investments in dairy equipment. Paalaar Urban Farms keep inhouse all the necessary dairy and cold storage equipment so as to enable our customers to take part in professional organic farming.
If you are a new comer to organic farming or farmhouse, by tying up with Paalaar Urban Farms, you can be assured of availing all your farming machinery requirements from us. If we don’t have a particular machinery, let us know and we will buy and keep it for your use on a ‘Pay and Use’ facility thereby bringing down your initial investment considerably.