Improved groundnut variety mechanically sown proved to be financially rewarding for Odisha farmer
Ganesh Kandi is a 45-year-old marginal farmer from Alasankha Village in Gop Block, Puri District in Odisha. With technical support from the DSR-Odisha/CSISA projects team, he cultivated groundnut on his farm during the 2021-22 Rabi season.
Despite the added costs from better seedbed preparation, higher levels of MoP and sulphur fertilizer, and additional weed management, the total cost of cultivation (cost per unit area) in improved practice was only 3% higher than the farmer’s practice.
“The groundnut yield obtained in improved practice produced a record yield in the area,” said Ganesh. “This was achieved with minimal effort in terms of inputs. But mainly because of mechanical sowing,” he added.
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