Raipur ,chatisgarh state …grafted brinjal being cultivated in clay loam soil with steady high prevailing temperature in the range of 28-45 degree celsius with very short winter in January with temperature of 18 degree celsius .
Monsoon rain starts in july first week subsequently increasing steadily through August and september and close by the third week of september
with atmospheric humidity as high as 85-93 % during momsoon and dry humidity of 20-23% during summer .
However the wonderful fact about this location in relation to farming is surplus irrigation water and abundant electricity
The grafted brinjal was planted in June end .After planting ,the continous heavy rain prevented profuse flowering .The encouraging fact is that the grafted brinjal started producing heavy and abundant flowers in october and also escaped root rot disease due to verticillium that is most critical and kill the brinjal in heavy rain .
The brinjal were planted in 8 feet distance between rows and 1.5 feet between plants . The total plant population is 3700 per acre .The graft keeps the production life of brinjal extending for nearly an year time .The individual plant is carrying between 84- 145 flowers on over 17 branches . It is certain that this brinjal produce well above 100 MT of brinjal fruits per acre in a year time .The prevailing market price is 6-7 rupees only .However the existing natural rsources in this state specifically raipur are most promising.
In this background , two young engineering graduates who have done their studies in UK are actively pursuing farming in over 100 acres .
They are determined to pursue farming as whole time job for entire life time .So new Agro company is being mooted to be set up with diversification in near future .