Thanks to everyone contributing to this forum.
I started off here
farmnest.com/forum/new-trends-in … g-started/
Almost a year and half or two of waiting by the side and observing, researching, talking to many people here, etc. I decided to get started few months back and focused on half of the land and tried to tackle it piece by peice…
The challenges had to be overcome and listing them here
Non contributing caretaker - Had a clear communication with him that its not working anymore and had him replaced with another dedicated and hardworking person.
The Ignored after affects and making things usable- In all the ignored state the land was in there was a lot of jungle that had come up. Got cleaned up by a JCB… Uprooted most roots of trees, etc. and then a tractor for doing uprooting of smaller roots(though not very effective). But the land became usable.
Securing the periphery- Secured the periphery of the larger pience of land (Around 14 acres) with three lines of barb wires. With wodden poles of local tree called “Shemti”. It picks up life after watered and non living poles can be replaced later in the course.
Water Management- Layed down some new pipes to get water to the focused area from the borewell directly.
Tinge of technology- Drip irrigated the area focused for immediate cultivation (Drumsticks)
Plantation - Planted around 1070 Drumstick saplings in November end.
Additives- Little single super phosphate, more of Neemboli Powder and Vermicompost bought from a local farm nearby.
In the momentum - In the momentum also added
i. Channa (under local grant procured at cheap rates) in a couple of fields
ii. Watermelon (Sugar Pack) in 3-4 fields…
iii. Cucumber in couple of fields
To plant high yielding mangoes in UDH/HD method in March. Typically will go for Relience Kesar if do not find any other alternative.
Things given a pass:
- Papaya was given a pass
- Mango plantation was given a pass as it was late till the drumstick plantation ended.
I would like to Thank Swamy and Kaustubh (Savera Farms) whom I have called and bothered with a few calls during my pre-planning stage. Also thanks to all the members who have been replying to everyone’s threads here.