Monday, 10 August 2020

PM Modi Scheme for Farmers and Agri Startup

PM Narendra Modi on 09-August-2020 Sunday launched a financing facility of Rs 1 lakh crore under the Agriculture Infrastructure Fund. This fund will help the agri-entrepreneurs, startups, and farmer groups for post-harvest management.
PM Modi


Sunday, 9 August 2020

Urad (Black gram) Farming Method Changed?

The way of farming of Urad changed, the agriculture department will also motivate the farmers on getting good production from the cultivation of ridges and furrow method

Urad


Saturday, 8 August 2020

Heavy rain India during next few days?

Weather forecast
Heavy rain

Weather is very important for crops and farmers especially in the monsoon season. Most of the farmers crop totally depends on rain and weather. During the last few days heavy to very heavy rain observed in Southern and well as eastern parts of the country.  Light to moderate rain observed in Northern Western and central parts of the country. In the Northern Zone, some parts were too hot and dry.   

Let’s talk about the weather forecasts during the next few days and then weather impacts on crops. 

During the next few days from 8-12 August 2020 heavy to very Tamilnadu, Kerala, and Coastal areas of Karnataka and Goa on the 8th of August whereas Moderate rain at isolated places of Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, and Northeastern India. 



Scattered heavy rain at Northern India includes Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, and Andhra Pradesh during next 5 days.  Moderate rain over Northeastern India includes Assam, Meghalaya. Reaming parts of the country receive light to moderate rain at isolated places. 

Rajasthan, Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan Goa, Jharkhand heavy rain may occur from 10th August to 12 August.  Thunderstorm accompanied by lighting most parts of the country during the next five days.  Strong wind during the next five days near coastal areas of Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, and the Arabian Sea. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea during these days. 

No significant change in temperature during the next few days. 1-2 Degree Celcius Maximum temperature fall in some parts of the country

Agriculture Advisory for Farmers

Agriculture Advisory
Crop and weather

Farmers are advised to make a proper arrangement of drainage in Soybean, Urad, Groundnut, and Paddy due to rain in some parts of the country.

Whitefly and thrips attack may occur over cotton and vegetable crops. Monitor the crop regularly. 

Application of nutrient in paddy crop after the optimum rain received. Irrigate the cotton where no rain in the forecast.

Fall Armyworm attacks may occur over Maize and Bajra. Monitor the crop regularly. Weather is favorable for different pests and diseases in different crops and vegetables. 

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Thursday, 6 August 2020

White fly attack over Cotton Crop

Cotton whitefly
Whitefly in cotton

After a long time, farmers have to face a big problem in cotton crops due to the whitefly insect. Cotton growing farmers were very happy to see the crop health before a few weeks ago but now whitefly is a major problem in cotton-growing farmers.

Identification of whitefly?


They have three stages Nymph, Pupa, and Adult. In Nymph they were greenish-yellow with an oval outline and when reaching the Pupa stage they preset at under surface of leaves and finally at an Adult stage the insect body is yellow with white bloom fly.



Symptoms of damage?


On the leaves chlorotic spots and irregular yellowing of leaves tissue. After some days the leaves and veins were dying and defoliation of leaves. When the pests population is high its damages the whole crop from 15-25 percent loss in yield. The bools and buds of crop poor in growth and opening. And transmit the plants leaves into leaf curl virus.  

More About whitefly and favorable conditions you can watch this video


This pest mostly attacks at high humidity and high-temperature areas like Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and some parts of Maharashtra. Whitefly attacks those cotton crops where low rainfall occurs in monsoon season. They can not manage easily if the population is 10 per leaf. We have to manage them with the chemical methods. But it can be controlled by organically like a spray of neem oil-based products.

Management of Whitefly




They can be controlled by spraying anyone below insecticides.
Acetamiprid 1g/l 
Ulala( Flamicamid) 80gram/Acre
Lano(Phyrifoxifen) 400-500 ml/Acre
Polo( Difenthorofen) 20g/acre
Acephate+ Imida
Fipronil 
SLR 525

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Wednesday, 5 August 2020

How to apply nutrient to cotton at low cost?

Cotton Growth Improvement
Cotton

Cotton is a very important crop in the Kharif season, especially in Northern and Western India. Most of the farmers are depending on cotton crops used as a cash crop because the production and MSP of the crop are good. The cotton crop needs different macro and micronutrients to their growth and development. 

Monday, 3 August 2020

Rs 30.39 crore was released to the farmers to compensate the crop loss

2019-20 Wheat loss claim
Wheat Crop Damage

Despite the good monsoon in the year 2019-20 in the country, due to unseasonal rains and hailstorms in many states, the crops of farmers were severely damaged. Compensation for crop loss is being distributed to farmers in different states under the scheme.

Sunday, 2 August 2020

Govt Support New Start-ups In Agriculture

Agriculture Startup
The Modi government, like other sectors of the economy, has decided to financially support agriculture-related startups to promote innovation in agriculture. In the first phase of the current financial year, 112 start-ups in the fields of agro-processing, food technology, and value addition will be provided by the government in installments of more than Rs 11.85 crores, this information by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare provided on Friday.

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