Evaluation of an organic package of practice towards integrated management of Solanum tuberosum and its comparison with conventional farming in terms of yield, quality, energy efficiency and economics


  • Antara Seal Inhana Organic Research Foundation (IORF) 168 Jodhpur Park, Kolkata-700068, West Bengal, India
  • Ranjan Bera Inhana Organic Research Foundation (IORF) 168 Jodhpur Park, Kolkata-700068, West Bengal, India
  • Anupam Datta Inhana Organic Research Foundation (IORF) 168 Jodhpur Park, Kolkata-700068, West Bengal, India
  • Susmita Saha Inhana Organic Research Foundation (IORF) 168 Jodhpur Park, Kolkata-700068, West Bengal, India
  • Rupkatha Roy Chowdhury Inhana Organic Research Foundation (IORF) 168 Jodhpur Park, Kolkata-700068, West Bengal, India
  • Kajal Sengupta Department of Agronomy, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal 741252, India
  • Arun Kumar Barik Dept. of Agronomy, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, Bolpur, West Bengal 731235, India
  • Ashis Kumar Chatterjee Dept. of Agricultural Chem & Soil Science, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, Bolpur, West Bengal 731235, India




green farming, organic plant management, energy use efficiency, soil quality, potato


A study was taken up during 2014-16 for evaluating the potential of an organic package of practice towards integrated crop production (green farming) in comparison to conventional farmers’ practice in West Bengal, India. Under green farming, compost was integrated with chemical fertilizer for soil management while organic plant/ pest management was undertaken utilizing Inhana Rational Farming (IRF) Technology. The study indicated higher yield (9.7 %), higher nutrient use efficiency and economic sustainability under green farming irrespective of study area or potato variety. Higher qualitative expression in terms of starch content, pulp pH, vitamin C etc. under green farming might be due to the organic plant management aimed at energization of plant biochemical functions. Soil quality development as noted under green farming might have been influenced by the on-farm produced compost containing rich self- generated micro flora (in order of 1016 per colony forming unit.). The study indicated that green farming may serve as an efficient substitute of conventional farming towards yield sustenance, abatement of food toxicity and quality end product; through higher use of renewable energy and activation of plant physiological functions.


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Seal, A., Bera, R., Datta, A., Saha, S., Roy Chowdhury, R., Sengupta, K., Barik, A. K., & Chatterjee, A. K. (2017). Evaluation of an organic package of practice towards integrated management of Solanum tuberosum and its comparison with conventional farming in terms of yield, quality, energy efficiency and economics. Acta Agriculturae Slovenica, 109(2), 363–382. https://doi.org/10.14720/aas.2017.109.2.20

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