Agriculture frequently appears to be one of the most difficult industries and often foremost to some form of market crash, still I opted it because I love doing agriculture and doing this for my self – satisfaction not for money making. I am doing farming because I have a passion for farming as well as a keen interest in technology. Yes it is my passion and it gets me excited to wake up early in the morning every day. I love to work with a mixture of horticulture and row crops along with their respective insects, diseases, weeds, and soil fertility. I never said that I know everything about drumstick cultivation and you do not know about drumstick cultivation. Every field, there are new challenges everyday but it is so rewarding and so many opportunities which makes it so exciting so please do not think that you know everything in agriculture and others do not. You must understand that nobody in the word who knows everything and nobody in the word who doesn’t know anything. Everyone is trying to be a master in their field. I live and breathe agriculture and love to create awareness and ensure perceptions of agriculture and I will never ever mislead anyone. . If I want profit then I would have entered to some other domain, everybody knows that agriculture is the loosing profession and frequently people are getting failed still I love to do because I am from agriculture family and I tagged along with my dad helping out with the farm since I was a school boy.
Let me come to your charges, you told that I am promoting a particular variety of seeds , let me tell ,that our main focus is pods and leaves not seeds, more over if I allow my plants for seeds which will affect the next crop and 50 percent of the plant will die. Even today all my neighbors, friends, relatives are laughing on us just because we do agriculture, this is what happening in the country if any educated youth come to do farming. What you have studied in the books are not even 10 percent remaining 90 percent of the lesson which you have to learn from the the real field.
As far as the North East Monsoon is concerned even if you ask a school going kid, he/she would say that October mid to December end (+ or - 10 days) which means October first week to January first week. Mostly the southern peninsular regions consists of : Tamil Nadu, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, Kerala and south interior Karnataka are receives the NEM; this is also a known fact each and every farmers of states know that. The way you are criticizing is that you are the only expert in the world and the board of people who have framed the syllabus and the board of members who have given the data to them are fool or they simply copy pasted from Google. Is it? The fact is, forecasting the Indian monsoon is difficult and the Indian Ocean plays an important role in the formation and behavior of the monsoon, but it is not well understood as there are no data beyond a few hundred kilometers from the east coast of India. Apart from science, the monsoon is all about clouds and the physics of clouds still has a long way to go for the scientific community of the country. Weather cannot be predicted to absolute 100% as it is mastered by nature or GOD. So God /nature only can predict the monsoon 100 percent correct. By using different existing data and other forecast models we can predict only 80 to 85 percent. As far as my knowledge is concerned, weather forecasting is just like any other forecasting by using some available data, observations etc. Even in share market, experts do forecast based on available data but then a lot of new things can happen and upset the forecasts. So end of the day it “may” rain or “may not” rain.
You only told that ODC is a perennial tree. If PKM1 is annual plant ODC also annual plant. The meaning of annual plant is, in the word itself, no rocket science is required to understand what is annual plant and their life time. Both PKM1 and ODC are annual varieties however which can be kept till 3 to 4 years by giving necessary care. Many farmers are maintaining beyond the limit .ie. 6 to 7 years … All those Post graduates agriculturalists passing out from IARI are roaming without jobs . The countries agricultural setup need to be totally revamped and all the old people (so called 'experts') need to be thrown out. In India, all those people after 60 are considered as experts and they head all panels and committees. So ultimately, same old story of favoritism and policies. Government should take concrete steps to remove all corrupted and so called experts from the system…
I never said that PKM1 is not good; all I said is that, at my farm, the ODC is doing well than PKM series. I know that many farmers in Africans and south Asian counties are doing PKM1 cultivation which doesn’t mean that PKM1 is the best variety in the word. I am sending 100 grams of seeds to you free of cost and you cultivate and find which one is doing well. I know the theory behind the seed production and how the farmers are being selected by you people for seed production on other seeds. We have cultivated paddy for seeds and given to agri extensions. Let me tell you that we are not certified seed producers and our main focus is pods and leaves not seeds. We are just farmers, we don’t have any labels and which is not required. We have identified some good performed plants in our farm and collected seeds for our own purpose. This season we have collected around 20 kilo grams of best seeds. Our nearby farmers are coming down to our place and seeing if they satisfied, asking for seeds, we give if available with free of cost or less price. What is wrong with that? Even from this forum, a couple of members called and asked for seeds and if anyone wants seeds, can come down to our place and see the plantation. If they want to cultivate the same plants and ask for seeds, what is wrong or who can stop me to give seeds them with free of cost or minimum price? We have given around 2.5 kilo grams of seeds to my nearby poor farmers for free of cost and even tomorrow if anyone asks I can give it for free of cost or very minimum price, what is wrong with that? Do you have any problem? For example , We sold a couple of kg seeds to a farmer for just 1500 rupees, but the same seeds can be sold in the china market for 2000 rupees (for human consumption). Here money does not a matter, as a farmer we know the pain of other farmer and we do not do what you thing and the person who approach you did. The person who approached you must not be a farmer and he must be a dealer or middle man, let us work out to disclose the unwanted elements in the field. Why don’t you call the gentle man’s name and contact details here let the forum members identify the unwanted element in the holy field of agriculture… As I said earlier we are doing farming for our self statisfication; not earning money, if money is the only matter then we would have chosen some other field. If my calculations and accounts are right, I have lost 3 lakes rupees in the last 3 months; this is the real fact of farming and the economical conditions of farmers.
Please do not teach law since I am a farmer I don’t need to bend down or scared to anyone until I do mistake. Why don’t you people work to stop GM seeds which are very costly and decimating our desi seeds.. Why there is an indirect die-up between GM seeds company agents and government agriculturist? Why you people are promoting GM seeds? For example, to cultivate marigold in one acre, a farmer need to spend 20000 rs only for seeds and other expenditures also there if the crop fails what will happen to the poor farmer? Who will take care of the poor farmers and their families?
You said that no need to keep database but as a farmer I would say that every farm activities and nearby market price of the commodity which you are focusing should be recorded in their software or excel or farm dairy. You people do not know the pain of farmers when they get lesser or ignorance prices in the market. Let me tell my own experience, a couple of week back I sent 4 MT of pods to my nearby mandi, nobody was showing interest to buy and I was indirectly forced to sell it just 1 rupee per kg. Hence, the harvesting and transpiration expenditures of the day is around 6 rupees per. Have you ever seen this type of shameless business happen in any other field?
You must understand that Indian agriculture is nothing but culture; yes we are doing it for culture. My humble request is please try to find out who is farmer and who traders are. I have such a greater pleasure for life and my passion for farming is so much stronger, because I know that when you love a bit in life you should pursue it with all you have . Sorry for the language.. Thanks…