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                       Villages : Kalimati/Dholiya,  Taluka : Amirgadh, District : Banaskantha

              Village :  Chandanki, Taluka : Becharaji, District : Mehsana, State : Gujarat

                                                     Pearlmillet Based Cropping System

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Interventions/ Crops/Treatments

Theme 1 : Real time contingency planning

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SKNA/N/OF/ RTC/ 2013

Interventions Demonstration of improved verities of pearl millet, maize, cotton, green gram, cluster bean, black gram, castor for weather aberration

Crops/Treatments:

 Crops                                Varieties

Pearl millet                 GHB-558, Local

Maize                         GM-2, HQPM-1, Local

Cotton                        G Cot.-21, Local

Green gram                GM-4, Local

Cluster bean              GG-2, Local

Black gram               GU-2, Local

Castor                       GCH-2, GCH-5,GCH-7, Local

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SKNA/N/OF/ RTC/2013

Interventions Demonstration of foliar sprays  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 (2%)

 II.  Thiourea 1000 ppm

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

VI. ZnSO4 spray 0.5%

V. Farmers practices

3

SKNA/N/OF/ RTC/2013

Interventions Demonstration of efficient intercropping system

Crops/Treatments Cropping systems :

·   Castor (GCH-7) + Green gram (GM-4)

Management practices:

Soil moisture conservation practices 

   I.    Deep summer ploughing alternate year

 II.    Minimum tillage/ zero tillage seeding for rabi

III.    Nutrient management

IV.    Line sowing with wider spacing for rabi

  V.    Improved / local varieties

VI.    Weed control

VII.    Farmers ' practices

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

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SKNA/N/OF/ RWM/2013

Interventions Demonstration of in-situ moisture conservation in pearlmillet and castor

Crops/Treatments Pearl millet

Treatments :

     I.  Improved practice – Compartmental bunding

   II.  Local practice – No compartmental bunding

 Castor

Treatments :

   I.    Improved practice – Ridge and furrow

 II.    Local practice - Flat bed

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SKNA/N/OF/ RWM/2013

Interventions Rainwater harvesting and efficient utilization

Crops/Treatments Supplemental irrigation to rainfed crops and adoption of micro-irrigation system for castor, cumin, rajma

Theme 3: Soil Health and Conservation Agriculture

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SKNA/N/OF/ SHCA/2013

Interventions To develop land parcelwise (farmerwise) Soil Health Cards 

and Site- specific nutrient recommendations

Crops/Treatments

   I.  GPS based soil sampling

 II.  Macro  and  micronutrients  analysis

III.  Village Soil fertility map

IV.  Site-specific nutrient management recommendations

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SKNA/N/OF/ SHCA/2013

Interventions

To demonstrate  CA practices as  adaptation

·         Crops/Treatments Experimental details to be finalized  in the  CA Platform

Theme 4 : Energy Management

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SKNA/N/OF/ EM/2013

Interventions Demonstration of need based improved manual tools and implements through custom hiring centre

Crops/Treatments:

Crop : Green gram (GM-4)

Treatments :

   I.    Roto till drill

 II.    Strip till drill

III.    Zero till drill

IV.    Numatic planter

  V.    Raised bed plante

 

          
 

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