Sorry I have not gone through all your lines, now only I read the entire paragraph. Ok seems good, very good analysis and you are technically very right. 100 percent you are correct. I have noted all your points and registered in my farm database. Thank you once again for your technical support. You are technically correct but commercially very wrong. I never said or say that your intention is wrong but your commercial line may mislead the farmers who are already in trouble because of no rain and very less market price of their output.
If my assumption is right, you must be a government agricultural officer or employee, because the agricultural extension officers of the country too theoretical and lacking in practical experience. This is the fact… I have seen this many times in my own experience. Many of my questions are ignored or unanswered by the agri extension officers but nicely addressed by some experienced formers. You must agree this this..
We are reading in the newspapers that farmers are committing suicide around the country and you people are suddenly wake up and in a public forum that a farmer can year 5 lacks in one acre by cultivating drumstick without the basis knowledge of marketing, this is called misleading. This will encourage farmers to lake more loans and force them to leave out of agriculture sector. Kindly provide me the contact details of the farmers who have earned 5 lacks in one acre in tamilnadu. If anyone says or even if you give then he or she must be the “Germination seed seller” or “sapling seller”. This is what happening in goat farming, many commercial goat farmers advertise that “earn 50 lacks in one year” , to sell their breeds with high margin.
I am from kanyakumari but my farm is not at kanyakumari district, which is located in Radhapuram Taluk of Tirunelveli Districit. This is also a rain shadow region like Aravakuruchi belt of Karur district or Dhamapuri dist of Tamilnadu. This is the main reason we have entered in to drumstick cultivation. Our area is rain shadow area however, Drumstick is being cultivated on more than 1000 acres of land both as a garden crop and field crop. Here we are the only farmer tested PKM1, PKM2 and ODC. Even we have started with 3 areas no we reach 25 acres. All other farmers of our region are cultivating PKM1, Alaki and Yalpanam, etc variety.
In drumstick cultivation, yield is not a matter or issue, even a person without farming knowledge can get good yield if he follows proper schedule of water, fertilizer and pest control. Even we got abundant yield. How much yield you get in November, December and January is the matter. Getting yield in March April doesn’t help you economically. As per your calculation even if a farmer from Tamil Nadu gets 20 MT of yield, normally 70 percent of the yield comes in the month of March, April and August when the market price is very less ie. Rs 1- Rs6. He can manage to get only 5-10 percent of yield in November, December and January.
Mainly (80 %) Tamil Nadu receives north east monsoon which commence from October third week to January fist week, in these three months , there will be 80 to 95 percent flower drop in drumstick tree which leads low production and fetch very high price in the market in November, December and Janvary. But Gujarat, Maharashtra and Teleungana states do not receive rain fall in October , November and December so they can get good yield in these month and good market price. In these three months, Tamilnadu vegetable markets need more drumstick so that time the buyers or exporters get pods from Baroda and Mumbai market. In these three months, the farm gate price for drumsticks will be 60 to 80 rs per kg…
The following is the last 12 months market analysis, this is our own database based on Nagercoil ,kavalkinaru, Tirunelveli, Channai, Bangalore and Ernakular markets. We are sending our pods to these markets only. April - 4 Rs, May - 12 Rs , June - 25 Rs , July - 60 Rs, August - 16 Rs , September - 8 Rs, October - 20 Rs , November - 60 Rs , December - 80 Rs , Jan - 90 Rs , Feb - 15 Rs , Mar - 4 Rs.
As far my knowledge is concerned, cultivating drumstick in larger area may end with huge loose for Tamil Nadu, Kerala and southern part of Karnataka and Ander Pradesh farmers . ie. The states, which are receiving north east monsoon. But I will recommend drumstick cultivation for small scale farmers , for example, even if the market price is 4 rs per kg that also profitable for small farmers who do in one or two acres, sine their family members only do the harvesting , farm activities and transportation to the nearest mandi. But in case of big farmers even 10 rs per kg also lose for them. We are also thinking to switch over to leaves cultivation where there is no region or climate issue.
Going in larger area of drumstick cultivation in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telungana is like a golden goose for the next four to five years. Now many big farmers in Gujarat and Nashik and Nagpur region of Maharashtra have entered this cultivation in large scale like 50 acres, 80 acres and earning 3 to 5 lacks per acre. This is my own experience I visited more than 25 drumstick farms in Gujarat and Maharashtra where more than 400 acres are cultivated under our guidelines. We are providing Agri- consultant service on drumstick cultivation to the farmers of Gujarat and Maharashtra for free of cost.
If anyone wants to know about drumstick cultivation,
Kindly contact in the below address.
Indian Agri Farm,
Contact no: 9619091811, 9619524939