Sunday, October 16, 2016

Peanut,finger millet and sesame - 2nd crop season 2016

This year south-west monsoon was very bad...so not trying rice farming, thought of trying some thing which needs less water..Trying out peanut, finger millet and sesame...no experience with these, so just trying ...

Straw from previous rice crop was completely spread and then got a tractor with rotovator attachment and tilled it.

8-Oct-2016



23-Oct-2016
Some peanuts which I had put it initially started germinating and growing...Made a channel using sharp tool and then put seeds and then using the tool with tooths, closed the channel. But it was time consuming and lot of effort, so finally broadcasted the seeds and then using the tooth tool put some mud here and there.






4-Dec-2016

Along with sesame and finger millet, lot of rice seedlings also came up...retained all of them as it is...




8-Jan-2017

Sesame came up in some places, germination was not uniform, mostly since I didn't till after sowing, lot of seeds were taken by ants or didn't germinate.



Rice is struggling...



Touchme not came up in some places and they formed a cover....they are nitrogen fixing type, but it looks to be an indication that fertility is not good.



Finger millet also is very weak...and not uniform


In sesame, the plants which came up is doing well...

23-January-2017



Finger millet..very weak plants, some harvest is there.....

2 comments:

challa onkareswarrao said...

sir,
you can cultivate 'varigalu' in rabi season

Nandakumar said...

Hi onkareswarrao,

May be will try it next time, have to look for the seeds...Do you grow it? Will it be eaten by birds like Peacock?


Regards,
Nandan