Bumper yield expected in Sakleshpur

Bumper yield expected in Sakleshpur

Until the end of November, the taluk has received 2,825 mm of rainfall as compared to the average of 2,160 mm. Paddy is being grown in 9,520 hectares in the taluk. Due to continuous rains from June to November, there has been no shortage of water during planting the saplings and transplantation. Lokesh of Bagarahalli said quality seeds given to farmers is also a reason for a better crop yield.

The agriculture department has distributed 1,536 quintals of paddy seeds to 3,237 farmers.
Agriculture department assistant director G H Yogesh told Deccan Herald that crop varieties - AIT 7191, BR.2655 and Tunga - have taken up the major share in the distribution.

In the year 2009-10 and 2010-11, the yield in the taluk was 14-15 quintals per acre and 20 quintals per acre respectively. This year providing an incentive to farmers to use the paddy transplantation machines in 225 acres has helped the yield increase by a huge margin. This year the yield per acre is expected to be 28 to 30 quintals per acre.

Compared to the previous years, the yield in the land of farmers using zinc sulphate and ajola has increased.

In a few farms where BR2655 is being grown blight disease (‘oodubatthi roga’) has been seen. Even though the disease has been sighted, there are no measures to control the disease. The paddy infected by the disease should be removed and burnt immediately. It should not be allowed to continue growing with other saplings.

In the next year, for farmers growing BR.2655, for every kilogram of seeds four gram carbondizeme has to be used. Otherwise, it would lead to loss of crops, he added.

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