Friday, June 9, 2017

Rice Cultivation - 2017 First Crop - Kunjukunju

Summer rains were less this year, received couple of rains in May 2nd week and starting of monsoon started around 5th of June. But still the rains were not strong, it does not continuously rain like it used to rain earlier.

Sensing less rain, lot of farmers started the cultivation with the first rain itself, by broadcasting seeds after ploughing. 

I waited for some more rain and used walk behind tiller this time, since it is not that damaging to the soil and also had added one more area for rice and in this area only tiller can be used.

5-June-2017
Broadcasted seeds of Kunjukunju and then tilled once again so that seeds go inside the soil.




17-June-2017




Germination was good and it has established uniformly. Still remains very dry, rain is avoiding this part.

25-June-2017
Yesterday while going to farm could see that most of the paddy fields were dry since heavy rain was not there. But while coming back, scene changed completely, good rain and there was standing water in the paddy fields, felt quite happy to see that. It is raining heavily today, finally it looks like a rainy season.

29-June-2017
Not many weeds this time, may be use of walk behind tiller reduced it?





4 comments:

Subith Nair said...

Interesting to see kunjoonju in dry cultivation method. I would have suggested to add lots of dry cow dung while tilling. It would enhance moisture retaining capacity and looseness of the soil plus obvious nutrition. I too have started the monsoon crop targeting to harvest in the malayalam month of Kanni. I got Jyothi this time, it is a reliable variety with tasty rice. If you could spare some seeds I wish to take some kunjoonju from you for the next crop, starting in Oct. I may need around 8-10 kilo.

Pankaj Sharma said...

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Nandakumar said...

Subith,

This time, I sowed seeds without puddling but it looks like a bad decision. If puddled, water retention would be more and also initial growth of the plants will be good. Yes, I can spare some seeds of Kunjukunju, may not be having 8-10Kgs, but definitely around 2-3Kgs.

Pankaj - Thanks for the comments.

No, Humic Acid, I don't use any sprayer.


Regards,
Nandan