Groundnut Cultivation: All you need to know
Earlier farmers used local variety for Groundnut cultivation, which resulted in 33% crop failure.
Farmers of Pavagada taluk of Tumakuru district of Karnataka are happy to adopt this improved variety in groundnut cultivation. Due to this their income has also doubled. The improved variety is disease resistant and high yielding potential. Know all about this variety.
Groundnut is the main crop of Kharif season for the farmers of Tumakuru district of Karnataka. Groundnut is cultivated on a large scale here. The farmers of Pavagada taluk of Tumakuru district have been cultivating the local variety TMV-2 of groundnut since many years. Insects and diseases are more prone to this variety. Therefore, the farmers of the area get less yield. About 33% of the crop was damaged due to leaf spot and leaf miner disease. In such a situation, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hirehalli released K-6, an improved variety of groundnut, to double the income of farmers and reduce losses.
Disease resistant with high yield potential
Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hirehalli, Tumakuru under National Mission on Oilseed and Oil Palm Program (NMOOP) released new improved variety K-6 of groundnut during 2015-16 at village Karekyathanahalli, Pavagada. This variety of groundnut has been developed by the Agricultural Research Center, Kadiri, Andhra Pradesh. This variety was found to be improved for the cultivation of groundnut.
Farmers involved in groundnut cultivation were fed with information on new variety
Frontline demonstration was organized to inform the farmers about the new variety. Complete information was given regarding this. The farmers were excited by the results of the demonstration. The new variety was stronger than the first variety. The number of beans were also high. Significant reduction in leaf spot and leaf minor disease was also observed.
Increase in production
During this period, an increase of 93% was observed in the number of plants. Not only this, the yield potential increased by 21.70% as compared to the local variety. The beneficiary farmers were very happy with this variety. The cultivation of groundnut variety K-6 can increase the income up to about Rs. 24,180 per hectare. The farmers who have been growing this variety since last few years are very satisfied. They get good quality fodder and oil in large quantity along with high yield.
Production of seeds
As a frontline demonstration, farmer Thiperangappa of Karekyathanahalli village grew K-6 variety of groundnut in an area of one acre in 2016-17. This gave them a yield of 5.3 quintals. He was very excited by such a high yield even under drought conditions. He planted the same seed again during the summer of 2017 and got a yield of 24 quintals. He also provided improved varieties of seeds to 24 other farmers during Kharif 2018. In this way he started producing seeds every year. Till 2019-20 he has provided seeds to 89 farmers.
Now this variety has become popular in the whole district. It is in great demand among farmers. At present, the new variety has replaced the local variety by 22.50 percent. The improved variety of groundnut has given satisfaction to the farmers of Pavagada taluk of Tumakuru district by way of increasing their income as well as higher yield.
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