November 29, 2017 Chief Editor 278 189

Diseases of Rice Fields

Blast (Pyricularia Oryzae Cavara) Symptoms Disease can infect paddy at all growth stages and all aerial parts of plant (Leaf, neck and node). Among the three leaf and neck infections are more severe. Small specks originate on leaves – subsequently enlarge into spindle shaped Spots(0.5 to 1.5cm length, 0.3 to 0.5cm width) with ashy center. […]

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November 29, 2017 Chief Editor 278 189

Paddy Field Pest Control Methods

Green leafhopper Management Use resistant varieties like IR 50, CR 1009, Co 46, PTB 2 and PTB 18. Nursery should not be raised near the lamp posts Apply neem cake @ 12.5 kg/20 cent nursery as basal dose Maintain the water level at 2.5 cm for 3 days Brown plant leafhopper (Nilaparvata lugens) Management Use […]

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November 29, 2017 Chief Editor 278 189

Rice cropping pattern in India

Rice cropping pattern in India vary widely from region to region and to a lesser extent from one year to another year depending on a wide range of soil and climatic conditions. Some of the rice based cropping patterns being followed in the country are as follows : Rice-Rice-Rice Rice-Rice-Cereals (other than rice) Rice-Rice-Pulses Rice-Groundnut […]

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November 29, 2017 Chief Editor 278 189

Methods of Rice Cultivation in India

The systems of rice cultivation in various rice-growing areas of the country are largely dependent upon the rice-growing conditions prevalent in the respective regions. The method of cultivation of rice in a particular region depends largely on factors such as situation of land, type of soils, irrigation facilities, availability of labourers intensity and distribution of […]

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November 29, 2017 Chief Editor 278 189

Maize – Cultivation Process

The highest weight of maize crop production have found that as compared to rice and wheat. Maize in the spring crop planting is done that this season of rain may reap. Rain for the crops, so much as Maize is sensitive to drought are important. Generally, one two or three crops the crop cultivation is […]

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November 28, 2017 Chief Editor 278 189

Arecanut Cultivation

Plant Characteristics The arecanut palms grow under a variety of climatic and soil conditions. It grows well from almost sea level up to an altitude of 1000 m in areas of abundant and well-distributed rainfall or under irrigated conditions. It is grown in a variety of soils such as laterites, red loams and alluvial. Selection […]

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November 28, 2017 Chief Editor 278 189

Rubber Cultivation

Rubber can be grown from sea level up to an altitude of 500 m in areas of well distributed annual rainfall of not less than 200 cm and a warm, humid equatorial climate (21-35ºC). The soils of main rubber tracts in India, confined to a narrow belt on the west of the Western Ghats, running […]

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November 28, 2017 Chief Editor 278 189

Organic Cultivation of Sugarcane

Varieties Recommend varieties for organic sugarcane production in Tamil Nadu are Co 8021, Co 86032, Co 86249, CoC 90063, CoG 93076, CoG 94077 and CoSi 95071. Land preparation Deep ploughing once or twice with disc plough followed by shallow ploughing three or four times using cultivator. Spacing Adopt minimum row spacing of 90 cm. For […]

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November 27, 2017 Chief Editor 278 189

Learn more about coffee cultivation

The tropical regions of Asia, Africa and America, extending from the Tropic of Cancer to the north and the Tropic of Capricorn to the south, provide the perfect natural habitat for Coffea plants. Commercial cultivation demands very specific conditions, however, and these vary according to the variety grown. Ideal average temperatures range between 15-24° C for Arabica […]

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November 27, 2017 Chief Editor 278 189

Organic tea benefits

As consumers become more aware of the dangers of chemical farming they are demanding more organic products. This extends to beverages as well as food. Organic tea and organic coffee are widely available. Organic tea usually carries a higher price tag than non-organics, which begs the questions: Is organic tea really better? How can the […]

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