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Interventions/ Crops/Treatments

Theme 1 : Real time contingency planning

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SKNA/N/OS/ RTC/ 2013

Interventions Evaluation of drought tolerant short duration varieties of  kharif crop

Crops/Treatments

   I.      Pearlmillet

 II.      Maize

III.      Cotton

IV.      Green gram

  V.      Cluster bean

VI.      Black gram

VII.      Castor

2

SKNA/N/OS/ RTC/ 2013

Interventions Foliar application with need based chemicals/nutrients/water sprays for mitigating in-season dry spells/droughts

Crops/Treatments

Crop: Pearl millet

Foliar spray treatments for In-season dry spells (Real-Time)

Treatments :

   I.  Urea spray (1%)

 II.  Urea spray (2%)

III.  Thiourea 1000 ppm

IV.  N application for 20 kg/ha (at 20-25 DAS)

  V.  N application for 20 kg/ha (at 40-45 DAS)

VI.  ZnSO4 spray 0.5%

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

3

SKNA/N/OS/ RWM/2013

Interventions In-situ moisture conservation in pearlmillet and castor

Crops/Treatments

Crop :  Pearlmillet & Castor

Treatments :

 I.    Improved practice – Compartmental bunding

II.    Local practice – No compartmental bunding 

Crop :  Castor

Treatments :

 I.      Improved practice – Ridge and furrow

II.      Local practice - Flat bed

4

SKNA/N/OS/ RWM/2013

Interventions Rainwater harvesting and efficient utilization

Crops/Treatments

Supplemental irrigation to rainfed crops and adoption of micro-irrigation system

  1. Castor 
  2. Cumin
  3. Rajma

Theme 3: Soil health and Conservation Agriculture

5

SKNA/N/OS/ SHCA/2013

Interventions To maintain  soil health with appropriate soil and crop management

Crops/Treatments

Crop

Castor &

 Greengram Rotation

Treatment :

   I.    Control

 II.    Farmer’s method

III.    100% RDN (Urea)

IV.    50%

Recommended N (Urea) + 50% RD

N (FYM)

  V.    50% RDN (FYM)

6

SKNA/N/OS/ SHCA/2013

Interventions Development of CA Strategies

Crops/Treatments

·         Experimental details to be finalized  in the  CA Platform

Theme 4 : Energy Management

7

SKNA/N/OS/ EM/   2 013

Interventions Evaluation of need based improved manual tools and implements for sowing

Crops/Treatments

Crop : Green gram

Treatments :

   I.      Roto till drill

 II.      Strip till drill

III.      Zero till drill

IV.      Numatic planter

  V.      Raised bed planter

 

          
 

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