TRAINING MANUAL
TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                 Pg. No.

 

VERSES OF THE DAY

1

 

 

 

A.

INTRODUCTION

5

 

Rudolf Steiner and Bio-Dynamics

7

 

Biodynamics:  A Short Practical Introduction – E.E. Pfeiffer

9

 

Promoting Organic Farming: A Strategy – Prof. Radhamohan

12

 

A Bio-Dynamic Farmer’s Handbook – Norrie Pearce

15

 

 

 

B.

BD PREPS - Preparation

33

 

BD 500 – BD 508   Recipes

35

 

Stirring, Storing & Spraying BD Preparations – Peter Proctor

43

 

Bio-Dynamic Sprays – H.H.Koepf

49

 

 

 

C.

BD PREPS – Composting Application

59

 

Composting the Bio-Dynamic Way

61

 

Compost – Peter Proctor

62

 

Compost Recipe

65

 

Liquid Manures Recipe  

66

 

CPP & Tree Paste Recipes

68

 

Bio-Dynamic Composting On The Farm – Peter Blaser

69

 

How Much Compost Should We Use? – E.E. Pfeiffer

77

 

 

 

D.

BD PREPS – Crop Protection Application

87

 

Peppering – A Bio-Dynamic Way to Control Weeds, Pests and Rodents

89

 

Peppering Recipes

90

 

Herbal Extracts & Casurina ‘Tea’ Recipes

91

 

Peppering – Peter Proctor

92

 

Pest and Disease Control in Vegetable Cultivation by Organic & Bio-dynamic Farming Methods -J.Jerome

93

 

 

 

E.

PLANTING CALENDAR

97

 

Understanding the Planting Calendar – Peter Proctor

99

 

Introduction to the Planting Calendar – BDAI Planting Calendar

104

 

Using Lunar Rhythms

   Lunar Rhythms Planting Activities

   Planting Activities Lunar Rhythms

106

 

 

 

F.

BIO-DYNAMIC FARMING

111

 

The Bio-Dynamic System of Agriculture With Relation To Maintenance of Soil Fertility – Peter Proctor

113

 

Green Manure Recipe

119

 

Conversion of a Farm to Bio-Dynamics – Peter Proctor

120

 

Soil quality and profitability of biodynamic and conventional farming systems: A review – John Reganold

121

 

 

 

G.

BD & OTHER FIELDS

133

 

Animal Husbandry

135

 

Chromatography

137

 

Homeopathy & Bio-Dynamics  

145

 

Nutrition

147

 

 

 

H.

APPENDIX

149

 

Marketing Resources Info

151

 

Certification Process Info

152

 

BDAI + Organic Farming Contact Names & Addresses

153

 

List of Botanical Names

154

 

List of Companion Crops

156

 

BD Recipes

161