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Re: [fukuoka_farming] Paddy in Monsoon 2011

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  • Raju Titus
    Dear Devangji, Yes it is possible please send photos of your land. You can upload photos in this group. Thanks Raju ... -- Raju Titus. Hoshangabad.
    Message 1 of 5 , Jul 4 6:47 PM
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      Dear Devangji,
      Yes it is possible please send photos of your land. You can upload photos in
      this group.
      Thanks
      Raju

      On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 9:08 AM, devang visaria <devangv24@...> wrote:

      > **
      >
      >
      > Dear Raju,
      >
      > Thanks for Your guidance. I have a farm in Kucth of 11 acres with
      > irrigation
      > facilities. Do You think We can attempt to experiment growing Rice in Kutch
      > ?
      >
      >
      > Regards, Devang Visaria,
      > www.devangvisaria.com
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message ----
      > From: Raju Titus <rajuktitus@...>
      > To: fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Sun, 3 July, 2011 1:49:57 PM
      > Subject: Re: [fukuoka_farming] Paddy in Monsoon 2011
      >
      > Dear friends,
      > Failure in zero tillage is no problem but tilling send us many year back,
      > half of the strength washed by water.Any how I found that growing crops in
      > rainy or winter season without green cover or dry mulch gives problem.
      > For rice soak seeds for about 24 hours and scatter directly or in seed
      > balls
      > in the cover of green cover and cut back green cover or press with crimpr
      > roller is sufficient. If proper green cover is not available grow hemp,
      > dencha, Subabul,Gajr ghas which is easily germinate in open by direct
      > seeding.Than use this cover for Rice or other rainy season crop.Thank you
      > very much for sharing experiment.
      > Raju
      > Thanks
      > Raju
      >
      > On Sun, Jul 3, 2011 at 11:54 AM, Nandan <p_k_nandanan@...> wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > After failing two times, I thought of doing the paddy in small area. When
      > > my first experiment in monsoon 2010 failed, I thought it will be good
      > that
      > > if I till the land it will become alright. After harvesting (just got
      > 4Kgs)
      > > the paddy of monsoon 2010, I tilled the land using a tractor and
      > broadcasted
      > > the seeds and allowed water to stand. But the next day, water was less
      > and
      > > lot of the seeds were eaten by peacocks and seeds germinated in only some
      > > area. I wanted to try seed balls, but couldn't make it in large
      > scale.Where
      > > there was more water, some came up and grew well and it was about to
      > mature
      > > it was eaten by goats which some one let free for grazing. My tilling
      > > experiment also failed so thought of trying no-till on small area.
      > >
      > > Below is my experiment in Monsoon 2011
      > >
      > > In the January had made some raised beds and kept it mulched. The reason
      > > for going for this was since I thought small area means I can manage it
      > all
      > > alone and also will have sufficient mulching material. If it is
      > successful
      > > can replicate it to more area. My paddy field size is about 0.7 acres and
      > I
      > > just used around 4 cents (0.04 acre) for this experiment. Also I wanted
      > to
      > > see if paddy grows well on the mulched beds and to check if mulching
      > > controls the weeds sufficient for growing paddy. On some beds I
      > transplanted
      > > paddy seedlings of around 13 days old, but planting on the raised bed was
      > > difficult because of mulch. So had to keep the top mulch on one side and
      > > then plant. Worked for a day and could complete only couple of beds and
      > it
      > > was very tedious job. On another 4 beds sown the seeds and cut and
      > mulched
      > > the grass around.
      > >
      > > On some beds I am growing sun hemp so that in the next season I can grow
      > > paddy. Sun-hemp is growing well and no grass is seen on these beds.
      > > Generally I feel, if there is enough mulching done and do not till the
      > land,
      > > growth of weeds is less and paddy can be grown. Also there is some
      > minimal
      > > grass, cutting and mulching that is much easier. I will keep all posted
      > > about the development and will share some photos soon.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      > --
      > Raju Titus. Hoshangabad. 461001.India.
      > +919179738049.
      > http://picasaweb.google.com/rajuktitus
      > fukuoka_farming yahoogroup
      >
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      Raju Titus. Hoshangabad. 461001.India.
      +919179738049.
      http://picasaweb.google.com/rajuktitus
      fukuoka_farming yahoogroup


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