Will this crops cause any problems to the mango and coconut? He was highly confident about it. One day we visited his farm. But, Muthuvel Pandiyan has profited immensely through intercropping at his mango farm. Considering the expenditure, the net profit will be Rs 30,00,000, this year. After completing my education, I could get a job in a local bank in Periyakulam. Last Updated on Friday, 02 October 2020 04:00 I bought the land with confidence as I was familiar with mango cultivation. I get Rs 2,00,000 from coconut trees this year. There are one thousand pepper climbers on the farm. Muthuvel Pandiyan shared the income statement with us. ), coconut + mango coconut + durian, coconut + mangosteen, coconut + cacao and coconut coffee. yielding intercrop combination is coconut + banana( Lakatan cv. From lemon alone, I have gained Rs 5,00,000, this year. Jacks are planted along the bund fully. I am able to successfully farm only because of intercropping methods. Similarly, I get Rs 2,00,000 per year from jack trees. The mango and coconuts are age 1 year to 1.8 years. You would have less yield than if you had them in the field. Now they are at the stage of fruition. Click here to go to the topics page to know more about the crop. I took up natural farming completely ever since I had started reading the magazine, ‘Pasumai Vikatan’. Will it hamper the growth in anyway? Mango, Lemon, Papaya, Jack, Coconut...Encouraging Income of ₹ 38,00,000 annually as intercrops! Mostly, no one carried out intercropping in the mango farms. When I was young I used to go with him to the farm. I planted jack, teak and silver oak along the bunds. In future, income will be greater through the trees like teak and silver oak”. I moved to the natural method of farming only because of Pasumai Vikatan. Those trees planted at first have reached fruition. If one grows multiple crops, at the time of crisis, at least one crop will survive and support us. Along with the usual crop cultivation, there are farmers who continue to gain successful agriculture by virtue of incorporating new technologies into it. I decided to go for intercropping only with the forty-five acres of land. But if one follows intercropping, there will not be any loss, if not getting profit. I took up natural farming completely ever since I had started reading the magazine, ‘Pasumai Vikatan’. At a particular point, my father was doing his business at a greater measure. He further said that even with one acre, intercropping can be done. From one tree, we can get 50 kg of fruits. The same way one can plant 100 saplings of Guava. Then, in 2008, I took voluntary retirement and immersed into full-time farming. In mango farms, many plants such as coconut, areca, lemon, guava, papaya, fig, banana, jack, pepper, can be grown as intercrops. Intercropping in Coconut Lands Please click here ' PUBLICATIONS --> ADVISORY CIRCULARS ' for required recommendations. I have been doing canal irrigation until now. Enjoying the cool breeze embracing us from the Western Ghats, we entered into his farmland full of mango trees. His own farm, named ‘Chellaiya Natural Agriculture Farm’ is situated on the way to Agamalai from Bodinayakkanur. In 1991, I bought this piece of land, spanning 65 acres. He is a retired bank employee, who has turned into a full-time natural farmer now. The utmost commitment and interest they show in their agriculture endeavour never fail them. Am cultivating Coconut and Mango. (This article written in Tamil by R Kumaresan and Durai Nagarajan for Pasumai Vikatan magazine DT 25/2/19 has been transcreated in English by V Amalan Stanley). (1 point) Is it ok to inter crop with corn and cassava? Within three years those trees planted as intercrop will start yielding. The land was full of mango trees at the time of buying the land. I get Rs 2,00,000 from papaya in a year. In 1989, I was awarded during a function in Kodaikanal, for the best performance in cultivating pineapples. கடந்த 10 ஆண்டுகளாக பசுமை விகடன் சார்பாக பல்வேறு மாவட்டங்களில் விவசாயம் தொடர்பான பயிற்சிகளை ஏற்பாடு செய்தது மற்றும் முன்னோடி விவசாயிகளின் தொடர்பு காரணமாக விவசாயம் சார்ந்த அனுபவ அறிவு மேம்பட்டுக்கொண்டே இருக்கிறது. At a young age, I was able to learn about various facts about growing mangoes, including plucking the mangoes, pruning the trees and so on. With a calculation of having two kg of pepper from each climber, we can harvest 400 kg of pepper. With a gap of thirty feet, there were about three thousand trees of various varieties, like Neelam, Senthooram, Kallaamai, Alphonso, Kalapet, Malgova. That is the extent of the dense cover of trees in his farmland. Posted: May 28, 2019, Posted by: David Hughes I have planted a guava variety, called ‘Lucknow 49’ as mango intercropping. But started establishing drip irrigation technology at present”. In mango farms, many plants such as coconut, areca, lemon, guava, papaya, fig, banana, jack, pepper, can be grown as intercrops.
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