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0856 Farmers’ Experience in the System of Rice Intensification
0856 Farmers’ Experience in the System of Rice Intensification
0856 Farmers’ Experience in the System of Rice Intensification
0856 Farmers’ Experience in the System of Rice Intensification
0856 Farmers’ Experience in the System of Rice Intensification
0856 Farmers’ Experience in the System of Rice Intensification
0856 Farmers’ Experience in the System of Rice Intensification
0856 Farmers’ Experience in the System of Rice Intensification
0856 Farmers’ Experience in the System of Rice Intensification
0856 Farmers’ Experience in the System of Rice Intensification
0856 Farmers’ Experience in the System of Rice Intensification
0856 Farmers’ Experience in the System of Rice Intensification
0856 Farmers’ Experience in the System of Rice Intensification
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0856 Farmers’ Experience in the System of Rice Intensification

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Institution: AME Foundation, Bangalore, Karnataka …

Institution: AME Foundation, Bangalore, Karnataka

Audience: 3rd National SRI Symposium,
TNAU, Coimbatore, India

Subject Country: Karnataka, India

Published in: Technology, Travel
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  • 1. Farmers’ Experience in SRI AME FOUNDATION, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • 2. Name : Mr. Revanna Village : KB Hatti ( Kannaborayyan Hatti) Taluk : Kudligi District : Bellary State : N. Karnataka Land Holding : 3 acres of dry land & 0.4 acre irrigated land FARMER’S DETAILS
  • 3.
    • Food crops : Jowar, ragi, bajra, paddy
    • Commercial crops : Groundnut, sunflower
    • Dryland crops : Jowar, ragi, bajra, groundnut
    • Irrigated crops : Paddy, sunflower
    CROPS GROWN
  • 4. WHY SRI PADDY?
    • Scarcity of water
    • Reliance on others for irrigation water
    • Increasing cost of cultivation
  • 5. THE CROPPING SITUATION:
    • The water table has gone down more than 300 feet during the last 5 years, resulting in shortage of irrigation water
    • Costs of cultivation of paddy have increased from Rs. 10,000-12,000 per acre with yield stabilized about 12-14 Q/acre (3.25 tons/ha).
  • 6. SRI PRACTICES
    • Variety : KRH-2
    • Chaffy seeds separation :
    • Salt solution (salt : water :: 1:4)
    • Seed rate : 2 kg/acre
    • Seeds germination : Seeds are soaked for 24 hours in water, then for 12 hrs more in a gunny bag
  • 7.
    • Seed treatment : Azospirillum at a rate of 200 g/acre
    • Nursery bed:
    • 20m X 1m X 10cm
    • 2 raised beds for one acre
  • 8.
    • Transplanting :
    • 10-day-old seedlings
    • 1-2 seedlings per hill
    • Irrigation :
    • Initially: once in a week
    • During panicle initiation: twice in a week
  • 9. Conoweeder operation : 1 st weeding 10 DAT In total, 4 weedings
  • 10. EXPERIENCE WITH SRI
    • Higher root growth
    • Less cost of
    • cultivation
    • More weed
    • infestation
    • More yield
  • 11. THE EXPERIENCE (Economics) Farmer Practice SRI Practice Cost of cultivation Rs. 12,150/acre Rs. 8,450/acre Grain yield 19.5 Q/ac 20.5 Q/ac Fodder yield 13 cart loads/acre 15 cart loads/acre Net income Rs. 9,286/acre Rs.14,872/acre
  • 12.
    • Transplanting of 10-day-old seedlings is beneficial
    • SRI paddy requires less irrigation, only once in 6 days in red sandy soil
    • Costs of cultivation can be reduced, especially the cost of inputs with SRI practice
    • Labour requirement in SRI paddy is more because of weeding operations
    • Net income is more due to higher yield and lower cost
    LEARNING
  • 13.
    • Shri Basaveshwar Susthir Krashikar Sangha in KB Hatti organized a sharing event
    • 15 farmers from different villages adopted the SRI method after seeing Revanna’s experience
    SPILL-OVER EFFECT

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