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Village : Chikkaamaranahalli Cluster, Nelamangala Taluk, Bengaluru Rural District

                                      Fingermillet Based Cropping System

                                               BENGALURU

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Interventions/ Crops / Treatments

Theme 1 : Real time contingency planning

1

BENG/N/OF/ RTC/ 2013

Interventions Demonstration of finger millet varieties

Crops / Treatments :

Varieties :

·         MR-1 (Long duration)

·         GPU-28 (Medium duration)

·         GPU-48 (Short duration)

·         Horsegram (KBH-1)

·         Fodder maize (SA-tall)

·         Farmers’ Practice-Local

2

BENG/N/OF/ RTC/ 2013

Interventions Demonstration of pigeonpea based intercropping system

Crops / Treatments :

·         Pigeonpea + Field bean/ Cowpea (1:1)  intercropping

·         Pigeonpea + Fieldbean

·         Pigeonpea + Cowpea

3

BENG/N/OF/ RTC/ 2013

Interventions Demonstration fingermillet based inter cropping system

Crops / Treatments :

Treatments:

·         Finger millet + Pigeonpea (8:2) + ZnSO4

·         Farmers Practice

·         Finger millet + Pigeonpea (8:2) with conservation furrow

·         Finger millet + Pigeonpea (8:2) intercropping system

·         Farmers Practice

4

BENG/N/OF/ RTC/ 2013

Interventions Evaluation of transplanted and direct sown finger millet

Crops / Treatments :

Treatments:

·         Direct sown (MR-1)

·         Transplanted (MR-1)

Theme 2: Rainwater Management (in-situ and ex-situ)

5

BENG/N/OF/ RWM/ 2013

Interventions Rainwater harvesting in farm ponds and efficient utilization

Crops / Treatments :

·      Storing of excess runoff water in the farm pond for effective use for high value crops

·      Use of efficient, low cost portable pump for lifting water from farm pond

·      Water use in agriculture: multiple use agriculture, livestock, pesticide application, fisheries etc.

6

BENG/N/OF/ RWM/ 2013

Interventions Location specific in-situ moisture conservation

Crops / Treatments :

Contour cultivation and moisture conservation in finger miller + Pigeonpea cropping system

7

BENG/N/OF/ RWM/ 2013

Interventions Recycle farm pond silt for agriculture and horticulture purposes

Crops / Treatments :

At the end of the season Silt collected in the farm pond is used back in the field by the farmers.

8

BENG/N/OF/RWM/ 2013

Interventions Ground water recharging

Crops / Treatments :

Village : Hosapalya, Nelamangala

Recharging of bore well with runoff water

 

Theme 3: Energy Management

9

BENG/N/OF/ EM/ 2013

Interventions Demonstration of  suitable manual tools, bullock and tractor drawn implements for various agricultural operations

Crops / Treatments :

Implements:

·         Cultivators

·         Modified seed drill

·         Knapsack sprayers

·         Disc plough

·         Improved sickle

·         KM Plough

·         Post hole digger

·         Leveler

·         Water lifting pump

Theme 4: Alternate Land Use System

10

BENG/N/OF/ ALU/ 2013

Interventions Evaluation of mango based agri- horti systems

Crops / Treatments :

Treatments:

  • Mango + Finger millet
  • Sole Finger millet

 

                  
                                
 

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