Byproducts of sugarcane: Bagasse: Used for fuel and paper making. Molasses: For alcohol production. Press mud: reclamation of acidic soil. Press mud contains lime.
Tying the sugarcane leaves together to prevent lodging is called propping. Bottom dry leaves and green leaves are used for tying. Leaves without removing are twisted together to form a … Read More
Sugarcane crop lodging The falling down of crop due to strong wind is called crop lodging. It is prevented by trench planting, earthing up, wrapping and propping.
Brix ratio in sugarcane It is a parameter used to check if sugarcane crop is mature or not for harvesting.It it is the percentage of sucrose in sugarcane. If Brix value … Read More
Sugarcane irrigation Phase Duration Germination 0-60 DAP(days after planting) Formative 60-130 DAP(maximum requirement of water) Grand growth 130-250 DAP Maturity 250-365 DAP Furrow method of irrigation is the most common … Read More
Sugarcane area and distribution In the world Area: India > Brazil > Cuba Production: Brazil > India > China Productivity: Peru > Australia … Read More
Sorghum varieties CSH-1 first hybrid of sorghum(jowar) CSH-9 drought and salinity tolerant M 35-1 best high yield variety of jowar.
Dhurrin / Prussic acid or Hydrocyanic acid( HCN) is found in Jowar (Sorghum). When Jowar crop (fodder purpose ) is at knee stage it leaves possess high amount of HCN … Read More
Shorghum cultivation Jowar or Sorghum bicolor Seed rate: 10-12 kg/ha Seed rate for fodder: 40-50 kg/ha Resistance to drought hence called Camel crop Produces good yield under high temperatures and low … Read More
Maize irrigation Maize is susceptible to both waterlogging and water stress. A good crop of maize requires 460-600 ml of water during its lifecycle. For moisture and nutrient point of … Read More
Classification of maize on the basis of endosperm characters. Name of corn Botanical name Remarks Dent corn Zea mays indentata Extensively grown in USA. Kernel appears like a tooth. Flint … Read More
Maize cultivation Suitable temperature for growing maize 32 C. Required optimum temperature for germination is 18.3 C Common herbicide for maize – Simazine(0.5 -1 kg/ha) The water requirement for the … Read More
Maize varieties Double cross varieties- Ganga-1, Ganga-101, Deccan ,Ranjeet Top cross varieties – Ganga-2, Hi- Starch. Composite varieties – Vikram, Vijay, Amber, Kisan, Jawahar and Sona. Lysine rich varieties – … Read More
Maize seed rate kharif maize – 15-20 kg/ha hybrid maize- 25 kg/ha fodder maize- 40-50 kg/ha
Operation Green Scheme In the budget speech of Union Budget 2018-19, a new Scheme “Operation Greens” was announced on the line of “Operation Flood”, with an outlay of Rs.500 crores … Read More
MIEWS Dashboard and Portal is a ‘first-of-its-kind’ platform for ‘real time monitoring’ of prices of tomato, onion and potato (TOP) and for simultaneously generating alerts for intervention under the terms … Read More
NITI Aayog, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) in collaboration with the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) today launched an AI-based Module rolled out for students in Indian schools. The … Read More
A total of 32 projects were sanctioned under the ‘Unit’ scheme of PMKSY(Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sampada Yojana) of Ministry of Food Processing Industries. The projects are spread across almost 17 … Read More
‘Kashi Ek Roop Anek’ event at Varanasi for strengthening traditional handicrafts workers, artisans. MSME will help to achieve 5 trillion economy. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the program … Read More
Indian Prime Minister inaugurates 13th Conference of Parties on Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals at Gandhinagar, Gujrat on 17th feb 2020. India doubled the tiger population two years … Read More