Dear Farmnest Members,
I hope all your doing well !!
I have recently ventured in to farming with Papaya orchard. I just completed reading Palekar sirs 4 books (Part 1…4) of ZBNF principles and methods .
After reading this books, i understood the importance of live and straw mulching in this method.
But my Papaya Orchard(Count: 1500 ) is already 100 Days old and some of them(~20 ) started flowering. At this stage is it fine to take cowpea/green gram and sunnhemp/Dhaincha as inter crop b/w 6ft inter row distance…?
BTW, till now i have used only FYM and Jiwamrita (for every 15 days regularly). Plants are looking good( 3-3.5 ft height) apart from some scattered 50 Plants ( short and with Pale yellow leaves ).
Thanks in advance !!