This page decribes different farming techniques and details out the Fukuoka farming method. Masanobu Fukuoka was a Japanese sceintist who developed a farming technique that required no soil cultivation. From the website - "Through 30 years of refinement he was able to develop a "do-nothing" method of farming. Without soil cultivation such as plowing or tilling, chemical fertilizers, pesticides, weeding, pruning, machinery or compost, Fukuoka was able to produce high-quality fruit, vegetables and grains with yields equal to or greater than those of any neighboring farm."
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