Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Chettiadi Rice Cultivation - 2017



This year brought one more area into rice cultivation, this area was left fallow since I bought the farm. Cows used to graze and tilling this area with tractor was not possible, this year got a tiller and also fenced it partially and trying a traditional variety called 'Chettadi' which is a 6 months duration crop. This area has enough water till January which rice loves.



One part was seeded with seed balls, germination is good in this part also.

29-June-2017





27-July-2017

So far growth is fine, except in some area, where water was not reaching. There is a small channel flowing on the boundary just allowed to pass water through this field, but since the field was not levelled properly in some area water didn't reach.



26-Aug-2017

Time to cut it, some haven't reached good height, but one area where it gets good water grows well.





6 comments:

Subith Nair said...

Hi Nandan.. wondering if there are any updates on this one... I was waiting for your posts on the results of this attempt. Can you post some recent pictures?

Nandakumar said...

Subith,

Put a month old photo, will take latest photo and update with next farm visit.


Regards,
Nandan

Subith Nair said...

Looks good

Nandakumar said...

In one area, water is not reaching, also could have done one weeding, there are weeds in some areas, even though it is not seen in this photo.


Regards,
Nandan

Subith Nair said...

Seems this is tall variety. Most likely weeds will not overpower the Paddy.
I had a bad season this time. Worms attacked very badly and I am worrying 50% loss. Still made a wonderful observation that on the outer areas of the field wherever we could apply cow urine plus dung slurry, those areas were not attacked. Middle portion of the field was badly hurt... Initially thanduthurappan, then a massive attack by olachuruttan.

Nandakumar said...

Dear Subith,

I never had the issue of massive pest attack...Kunjukunju seems to be a sturdy variety, may be that is the reason. But interesting to hear that urine + cowdung slurry prevents attack.

Please share photos.

Regards,
Nandan