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The Planting Calendar is published annually and based on astronomical data for India. Data is provided by Dr Brijmohan Thakore, Gujarat, India and Dario Anderle, Trieste, Italy. Produced at Bhaikaka Krishi Kendra, Ravipura Gujarat, India
Monthly Charts are provided with symbols as per international norms. The rhythms indicated are:
The typical location set for the Calendar is Allahabad. All specified times, for India are based on IST longitude [82.5E] [+5:30 UTC]. For other cities, the time correction is as per the table alongside.
It is the farmer who must work with the rhythms and develop a perception of appropriate farm work to enhance the positive influences and retard the negative influences. This develops with practical work and recording the results. As each farm has its own individuality, the farmer develops an insight for the farm.
The Calendar is an open-source data document. It is an appropriate knowledge tool for the farmer. It empowers the farmer to work with the principles of biodynamic farming to create food with vitality for nourishment. By presenting all the astronomical data in the calendar, no dependency is created in the farmer for external advice.