Bio Dynamic Farming

Information @ a Glance

  • Biodynamic agriculture, or Biodynamics is an organic farming system. The term biodynamic was coined by Steiner's adherents. A central aspect of Biodynamics is that the farm as a whole is seen as an organism, and therefore should be a closed self-nourishing system.
  • Biodynamic agriculture regards the farm as an ecological entity, or organism, of which humans as well as plants and animals play an integral role. The holistic "systems" approach of Biodynamics requires integrated management practices – such as crop-rotation, composting, incorporation of animals, soil management and the application of biodynamic preparations – to promote and maintain soil health.
  • Biodynamics is an advanced organic method in which no artificial fertilizers or chemical sprays are used. The plant is influenced not just by the soil in which it grows, but by the water in the soil and the atmosphere, other plants nearby, the air around it, the amount of light and warmth it receives from the sun, and also the influences coming from other cosmic bodies, the moon, planets and stars.
  • The soil is the most important basis of all gardening and farming. For optimum plant vitality, soils are gradually developed into a humus – rich, friable, well structured, well drained state.
  • Biodynamic growers use a variety of techniques to develop healthy humus levels in soil so that plants can feed naturally. They never apply raw manures or compost which has not been properly matured to food crops as this would result in soluble nutrients spreading through the soil water, causing the same unnatural forced plant feeding as artificial fertilizers with the same undesirable consequences.
  • The most powerful substance on earth for the development of soil fertility – cow horns are filled with fresh cow manure and buried in well drained fertile soil in autumn. The horns are dug up in spring. The manure has been transformed into a sweet smelling pure colloidal humus substance.
  • The compost preparations, 502 - 507 are made from specially prepared plant materials and are used in compost heaps to produce 100% colloidal humus which turned into the soil is the ideal plant food. Good compost should be moist, dark and sweet smelling, and have a texture and kneadability similar to putty or modeling clay.
  • Biodynamic agriculture sees the basis of pest and disease control arising from a strong healthy balanced farm organism. Where this is not yet achieved it uses techniques reminiscent of fertilization for pest control and weed control. Most of these techniques include using the ashes of a pest or weed that has been trapped or picked from the fields and ceremonially burnt. Steiner sees pests and weeds as a result of imbalance between life forces emanated from the earth.
  • Any biodynamic produce is also organic. A biodynamic farm works exactly the same as an organic farm in using no pesticides, herbicides etc; but there are various agricultural methods which are unique to biodynamic farming.
  •  Like organic farming, this system uses no harmful herbicides, pesticides, systemic fungicides, or synthetic fertilizers. Biodynamic farming uses natural compost to promote beneficial bacteria and build up and maintain stable humus in the soil; this soil vitality then supports the quality and health of the plants that grow in it.
  • Biodynamic gardening is a variant of organic gardening as we know it. All organic methods exclude the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and their first priority is the quality and vitality of the soil.
 General Information
  • Biodynamics
  • Bio-dynamics-an introduction
  • Sustainable Agriculture: an introduction
  • Sustainable Agriculture: definition and terms
  • Biodynamic agriculture
  • Bio-dynamic Agriculture – a powerful renewal of nature
  • Biodynamic wine
  • Non-certified biodynamic approaches


  • Biodynamic farming
  • Organic and Biodynamic production
  • Biodynamic growing of carrot
  • Biodynamic Community Farming
  • Biodynamic preparations
  • Biodynamic Gardening
  • Biodynamic Farming at Kellosheil
  • Biodynamic farming in southeastern Pennsylvania

Farming and compost preparation

  • Biodynamic farming and compost preparation
  • Biodynamics compost preparation
  • Compost preparation in Biodynamics
  • Biodynamic farming
  • Trying to bottle moonlight and magic
  • Biodynamic vs. organic
  • Thyme cultivation well suited for hilly areas
  • A Comparison of Biodynamic and Conventionally Managed Soils
  • Effects of organic and inorganic fertilizers on soil fertility and crop quality

Biodynamics in India

  • Indian Agripreneur
  • Ambootia garden
  • Organic Agriculture and Poverty Reduction in Asia
  • The role of agriculture and rural development in India
  • Organic Farming Association of India
  • Biodynamic production of fruits and vegetables in India
  • Organic and Biodynamic farming report

Technology and Consultants

  • Emerging technologies  in managing biodynamic farm
  • Emerging Technologies for Biodynamic Wine Growers
  • Biodynamic Agriculture
  • Biodynamic Technology
  • CV of Mr.P.Droogers
  • CV of Mr.Jeff Hasty
  • List of advisors
  • CV of Mr.Li Kangmin
  • CV of Mr.Av Singh
  • Garuda Biodynamic


  • The Biodynamic farming and gardening association in New Zealand Incorporated
  • Biodynamic Agriculture Association, Australia
  • The Biodynamic farming & gardening Association
  • Organic consumers Association
  • Oregon Biodynamic group
  • The Biodynamic Agricultural Association
  • Biodynamic Association of India

Project and Case study

  • Presentation of projects
  • High resolution definition of subsurface heterogeneity for understanding the Biodynamics of natural field systems
  • Cosmic energy abounds at Stephen Storch’s Biodynamic farm in water mill
  • Growing biodynamic sugarcane in India
  • Utilization of local alternative materials in cow horn manure (BD 500) preparations
  • Biodynamic research links
  • Mimsbrook Farm Biodynamic Food Store
Patent  and Pest Management
  • Environmentally sustainable products from biodynamic agriculture
  • Zeros Bio-dynamics a zero-emission non-thermal process for cleaning hydrocarbon from soils zeros bio-dynamics
  • Organic and Biodynamic Management: Effects on Soil Biology
  • Soil fertility management and insect pests

Standards and Certification

  • National standard for organic and Bio-dynamic produce
  • Procedures for certification by Demeter association and Stellar certification services
  • Manage biodynamic production
  • Standards for the certification of demeter-Beer
  • Standards for beekeeping and hive products
  • Labelling standards of Demeter products
  • Processing standards
  • Production standards
  • Organic production standards for biodynamic agriculture
  • Demeter USA wine making standards
  • Guidelines and standards for the farmer for demeter biodynamic
  • Instructions to get certification
  • Certification - Statistics
  • Certification - Addresses of approved organic inspection agencies
  • 2006 certification fee schedule
  • Organic farm plan application

Merits and Demerits

  • Biodynamic practices influence yield, quality, and economics of cultivation of chilli
  • Yield and Root Growth in a Long-Term trial with Biodynamic Preparations
  • Production of Plant growth hormones and subtilin from Organic-Biodynamic manures
  • Urgent need for Biodynamics
  • Organic farming-today
  • Impact of effective microorganisms in various farming systems


  • Sustainable Agriculture: Farming for the future
  • Market opportunities and challenges for Indian organic products
  • ICCOA-Indian Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture
  • Organic and Biodynamic management: Effects on soil biology
  • Grgich turns to biodynamic farming for healthier vines, more authentic wines
  • Biodynamics sheds kooky image
  • Demeter-International links
  • Demeter Trade Net
  • Biodynamics will change the agriculture


  • Biodynamics: Farmers are the solution
  • Biodynamics & ‘Homeopathic Compost’ Revitalize Family Farm
  • North Gondwana mid-palaeozoic biodynamics
  • Nutrition and Biodynamics
  • Bio-dynamic Agricultural Association annual report
  • Natural Mystics – Sweden
  • Evaluation of frost protectant sprays
  • Biodynamic farming and Gardening Association travel report


  • General guide for Biodynamic farming
  • Biodynamic resonances
  • Resource guide for organic summerfruit
  • Resource guide for organic avocado
  • Resource guide for organic citrus
  • Biodynamic frequently asked questions
  • Frequently asked questions about Biodynamics farming
  • Biodynamic links
  • Biodynamic yearly work schedule