Farmer Success Story Of Cashew Farming: Now is a golden opportunity for the farmers of Madhya Pradesh. Government is emphasizing on innovations in efforts to improve the economic condition of farmers in Madhya Pradesh. Under this, ‘cashew cultivation’ is being encouraged on barren land. These farmers are also getting better, and more and more farmers are adopting this farming.
Sometimes drought in the state, sometimes excess rainfall and sometimes more productivity bring problems for the farmers. This situation becomes a loss deal for the farmer. This is the reason that on the one hand, the government is giving all kinds of concessions to the farmers and on the other hand it is encouraging innovations in the field of farming and animal husbandry. Cashew farming is also one of them.
Farmer Success Story Of Cashew Farming
Now it is happening in the state More than 250 farmers of Betul district of Madhya Pradesh are cultivating cashew nuts. This year, more than 250 farmers have earned well this year. Government of India and scientists associated with many horticulture sectors have described Betul district as the most suitable for cashew production. Lalpurra soil of Shahpur and Ghodongri in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh is proving a boon for cashew production. Farmers of these areas, who are constantly facing the weather, have taken a commercial stance and in addition to traditional cultivation of soybean, paddy, wheat, have also turned to cashew cultivation.
is certain. That the farmers are also using the barren land around the farm for cashew cultivation. Director of the cashew department, Dr Venkatesh has told. That the Vanguerula-47 species of cashew in Betul suits the climate. Efforts are being made to get it installed. Apart from this, the Government of India has prepared to bring seeds of cashew species from Africa. This will also be made available to farmers. Cashew cultivation in Madhya Pradesh
Cashew field preparation
For the cashew gardening, weeds have been ploughing the fields 2 to 3 times by clearing the weeds of bushes and grasses. By removing the roots of the unwanted trees, we are equalizing the field. So that new plants have no difficulty in growing in the initial stage. Cashew plants are planted in a square method at a distance of 7 to 8 meters. Therefore, after preparing the field, in the months of April to May, at a certain distance, prepare pits of size 60 X 60 x 60 cm.
If there is a hard layer in the ground, the size of the pit can be increased as needed. After leaving the pits open for 15 to 20 days, fill 15 kg of cow dung compost, 2 kg of rock phosphate or DAP mixture in the topsoil of the pit. Such arrangements should be made around the pits. That the water should not be stopped there for planting the garden more densely, keeping the distance of the plants 5 x 5 or 4 x 4 m. Remaining procedures remain normal.
Climate for Cashew Cultivation
Talking about the climate for cashew, the southern part of the country i.e. the coastal part of southern India is considered the best. Normally, at a height of about a thousand meters above sea level, the wet and medium climate helps the cashew to thrive. These days there is work on rich production of cashew in Goa. Goa produces around 25,000 tonnes of cashew in the country.
Agriculture in the same year advancing cashew cultivation. Raigarh in Chhattisgarh of the country has also increased the cultivation of additional cashew in its 10 thousand hectares. It is believed that the soil and climate here is suitable for cashew nuts. In this way, apart from Goa Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. Apart from this, cashew is cultivated in Assam, Gujarat, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura.
How to do Cashew Farming?
Harvesting and pruning are necessary for giving the right appearance to cashew trees and good yield. In which agricultural activities (weeding, hoeing, pest control etc.) are also easy. After planting, it is necessary to cut and prune the buds growing from under the plants (grafting), especially in the first year. No, the grafting plant is at risk of dying from drying up.