Thursday, September 10, 2015

News paper reports - Harvesting rice without sowing

Giving two reports which came in Trichur and Palakkad news papers. In both cases, farmers could harvest a reasonably good paddy without sowing in that season, fallen seeds from previous harvest germinated with summer rain and it grew well. I felt this is a kind of natural farming, so thought of reporting it.

This report can be accessed from the following link

In this case they had used Uma HYV for previous crop and after the crop, they ploughed the field and left for next crop. This year monsoon came very delayed, but there was good summer rain. Hence seedlings which came up with summer rain started growing well with monsoon rain. They didn't bother to deweeding or for applying fertilizer, but rice plants came up well and dominated weeds and established well. As per report Mr.Santhosh (a friend of mine) got a yield of 700kg paddy from 1.5 acre field.


The same thing happened in Chittilenchery of Palakkad. In this case, they deweeded the plot.


Shantanu said...

7 quintals from 1.5 acres is not bad at all! Does it have any co-relation with the fact that the germination happened during summer, when there was ample sunlight as well?


Great article with excellent idea! I appreciate your post. Thanks so much and let keep on sharing your stuffs keep it up.

Nandakumar said...

Thanks Shantanu and Note that kind of farmer..germination with nature's tune, make the growth proper and plant will quickly adapt to the environment. I had seen some road side paddy plants which comes up very well with 30-40 or so tillers.


Dealnity said...

Fantastic post - Great explainations and thinking.I'm looking forward to what you have for us next..!
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