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Getting ready a tailored agronomical package deal for groundnut farmers

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One measurement doesn’t match all, and one seed could not swimsuit the necessities of all farmers. In a bid to determine what number of a groundnut swimsuit higher for a selected location and a tailored agronomical package deal, ICRISAT and Telangana State Agricultural College (PJTSAU) have begun an initiative and recognized 80 demonstration websites within the State.

These demonstration websites would take a look at and determine the genotypes that carry out higher. After the trials, the institute would supply related seeds to the farmers.

The trials observe the State Authorities’s determination to extend groundnut manufacturing. The oilseed crop is being grown on about 0.30 million hectares within the State.

Sujatha, Principal Scientist (Oilseeds) at Regional Agricultural Analysis Station (RARS) in Palem (Nagarkurnool district), has mentioned that the important thing problem for the farmers is availability of high quality seeds.

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Farmers wants about 80-100 kilograms of floor seed for an acre.

“The provision of poor high quality and combined types of groundnut seed can be a priority that must be addressed. We’re working with ICRISAT to make sure that new varieties will quickly be obtainable to farmers,” she mentioned.

In an effort to make high quality seeds obtainable, the 2 institutes would work with seed-producing farmers. To begin with, a capacity-building programme was organised by the 2 institutes at RARS (Palem) to show the farmers to high quality seed manufacturing methods.

They distributed leaflets in Telugu, throwing gentle on good agricultural practices in groundnut have been distributed to the farmers.

Director Basic ICRISAT Jacqueline Hughes felt that enhancements to groundnut cultivation throughout the State have been wanted to enhance the incomes of farmers.

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“We’ll assist develop inclusive and sustainable seed techniques and worth chains to supply high-quality seeds at decrease prices,” she mentioned.

Seed manufacturing

The ICRISAT, in affiliation with the Directorate of Groundnut Analysis, has taken up manufacturing of the nation’s first excessive oleic acid groundnut varieties ‘Girnar 4’ in 4 acres of land at RARS-Palem early this 12 months.

“There are plans to interact with seed companies, farmer seed entrepreneurs and Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) to make sure entry to high quality Girnar 4 and 5 seeds,” an ICRISAT govt mentioned.

“The breeder seed manufacturing undertaken at ICRISAT will assist basis and authorized seed manufacturing by totally different businesses,” he mentioned.

“We’ll develop tailor-made agronomic packages for ICRISAT-developed groundnut varieties – Girnar 4 and Girnar 5 and promote the varieties in southern Telangana,” M Goverdhan, Affiliate Director of Analysis, Southern Telangana Zone, RARS-Palem, mentioned.

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