Extension of SRI in Shahdol District, Madhya Pradesh, India
Extension of SRI in Shahdol District, <br />Madhya Pradesh, India<br />Anoop Tiwari<br />Social Worker<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />
The basic concepts of SRI<br /><ul><li>Start with young seedlings in order to preserve mature plants’ growth potential - However, direct-seeding is becoming an option with the other SRI practices, which is a major change in the original concept.
Avoid trauma to the roots – transplant quickly, shallow (1-2 cm), with no inversion of the seedings’ root tips that will delay the plants’ resumption of growth after transplanting.
Give plants optimally wider spacing – one plant per hill and in square pattern so as to achieve ‘the border effect’ for the whole field.
Keep paddy soil sufficiently moist, but not continuously flooded, mostly aerobic and not saturated – This concept has been adapted for rice-growing in rainfed, unirrigated areas with considerable success.
Actively aerate the soil as much as possible, using a rotary hoe or cono weeder to control weeds.
Enhance soil organic matter as much as possible applying compost, mulch, manure, etc. Chemical fertilizers can be used with SRI, but the best results have come with organic soil amendments.</li></li></ul><li>SRI IN SHAHDOL<br />No. of farmers<br />Area (acre)<br />
SRI IN SUMMER PADDY CULTIVATION<br />No. of farmers<br />Area (acre)<br />
SWI IN SHAHDOL<br />No. of farmers<br />Area (acre)<br />
Farmers’ Innovation<br />Markers from bamboo<br />
Farmers’ Innovation<br />Wheat dibbler for SWI<br />Rope markers<br />