Re: [fukuoka_farming] Paddy in Monsoon 2011
- Dear Devangji,
Yes it is possible please send photos of your land. You can upload photos in
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
> facilities. Do You think We can attempt to experiment growing Rice in Kutch
> Regards, Devang Visaria,
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Raju Titus <rajuktitus@...>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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
> 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.
> 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
> > if I till the land it will become alright. After harvesting (just got
> > the paddy of monsoon 2010, I tilled the land using a tractor and
> > the seeds and allowed water to stand. But the next day, water was less
> > 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
> > there was more water, some came up and grew well and it was about to
> > 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
> > alone and also will have sufficient mulching material. If it is
> > can replicate it to more area. My paddy field size is about 0.7 acres and
> > just used around 4 cents (0.04 acre) for this experiment. Also I wanted
> > 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
> > 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
> > was very tedious job. On another 4 beds sown the seeds and cut and
> > 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
> > growth of weeds is less and paddy can be grown. Also there is some
> > grass, cutting and mulching that is much easier. I will keep all posted
> > about the development and will share some photos soon.
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