Friday, March 17, 2017

Variations of seed ball method for rice cultivation

Read an article about the variation of seedball method used in paddy cultivation. In malayalam it is called as 'Kettinatti'. This was developed by Aji Thomas of Wayanad,Kerala. 




Complete translation...

This (Kettinatti in local language) method makes rice harvest double and reduces labor. Transplanting of rice seedling requires 20 laborer's while this method requires just 5 laborers. Instead of 30-35 Kgs of seed, this method requires just 1.5-2Kgs. Organic fertiliser mixes are made in tablet format with seeds put in them and allowed to germinated. Aji Thomas, Malikayil Kunnel of Wayanad Ambalavayal is the person who invented this.

Organic fertiliser for this is made using the following - cowdung, aloe vera juice or hibiscus extract as binding agent, one of black gram, pseudo monas, wam or PGPR 1. Methi, and coconut oil.

If rubber hollow mat or tray with 320 holes is used, then doing 200 times a day, we can make 64,000 of this Kettinatti. Once person in a day can make enough for an acre. This method doubles the yield. In conventional method one rice plant gives 27 panicles and 30 tillers and in this method we get 108 panicles and 157 tillers. Only a few laborers are required to install Kettinatti in the field. Typically an acre needs 10 laborers for pulling out rice seedlings and 10 laborers for planting them, Kettinatti needs 2 laborers for preparation and 3 laborers for putting them. Birds won't pickup the seeds. This method can also be used for upland rice cultivation.

Since there won't be any delay in putting the seeds, the crop will mature early.


11 comments:

challa onkareswarrao said...

Nandakumar sir,

if it can be available in english transation

Nandakumar said...

English translation is done...

Regards,
Nandan

challa onkareswarrao said...

than Q sir

Unknown said...

Sir, you are a guide for us.

Nandakumar said...

Thanks, let us all together make the world a better place.

Regards,
Nandan

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challa onkareswarrao said...

sir,
Good afternoon. Are there any videos on kettinatti method in U tube

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PRADEEP S said...

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E Prashant said...

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Nandakumar said...

Couldn't find a method reply individual comments...

Chella - Please see the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7nC45b2jqA

Thanks Brown Kris and Pradeep.

Prashant - Thanks, hope your dream about farming come true soon.


Regards,
Nandan