Tag: Water conservation

Paddy Field Notes | November 2022

Earlier this month we closed in transplanting paddy, a total of 20 acres with primary 3 varieties – Annapurna (farmer’s select), Poovan Samba (red) and CO43 (white; for parboiling) along with “Bhavani’ for seasonality test and a couple improved red varieties, long grain basmati for seed production. After field preparation and transplanting; weeding the paddy…

Alley Cropping System | Gliricidia plot:392BB [Jun – Oct 22]

The natural diet of bovines largely comprises wild grass, tree leaves and weeds. Increased domestication, however, has motivated farmers to rely on grain-based diets, as it makes it easier to maintain large herds of cattle and harvest higher yields of produce, be it meat or milk. Grains, in comparison to grass, are easy to store,…

Paddy Field Notes | October 2022

We started the paddy season this year on 28th August sowing the first seedbed. The season began with an all-season improved variety CO43 along with Bhavani to test its early seasonality. We started the field preparation in the dry month of September where unlike the last couple of years, there was no trace of summer…

Upper pond

As mentioned before in these blogs, summertime is the best time for the farm to get projects done to expand and improve Annapurna‚Äôs capacity. In the last several weeks we have picked up the unfinished work of a project which was started in 2018 when we got liberal funding to expand our rainwater harvest capacity.…

Various projects.

Digging of the pond, rice cultivation experiment and new biogas tank. Besides the normal farm operations, we have been engaged with various projects in the past week. Tarun is busy putting a periphery bund around a piece of forest land Annapurna acquired through a land exchange many years back. The land is a bit over…