Monday, May 5, 2014

The Wheat Harvest

It was only couple of days back I realised that I had not shared about the yield we got from the cultivation of wheat by System of Wheat Intensification in our campus. 

Few snaps of the threshing process . . . 





About the total yield, we got 31 kilograms from 70 square metres of cultivation. Considering that 1 hectare is 10,000 square metres, we calculated the yield per hectare as 4.4 tonnes per hectare. 

Now, this is very high yield for this region. From casual talk with farmers, they hardly get more than 2 tonnes per hectare. Now, the variety we used was a local variety and there was not much of fertilizers of any form used. Many of our laborers were amazed by the seed size and density. 

Next year, we plan System of Crop Intensification for Ragi (Finger Millet) . . . 

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