Strip crop - A ray of hope for dry land farmers

Hegde, G. and Reddy, R. and Balamatti, A. (2005) Strip crop - A ray of hope for dry land farmers. Leisa India, 7 (2). pp. 34-36.

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Chinnahagari and Upparahalla watersheds of Chitradurga and Bellary districts belong to the dry belts of Karnataka. Moreover, these regions are prone to frequent droughts. Shallow soils, low organic matter in the soils and the prevalent poor moisture conservation practices could support production of only the resilient crop like groundnut and nothing else. Groundnut is the only crop grown through out the year. About 80% of the farmers depend on groundnut crop as their major livelihood option. There are hardly any other options excepting wage labour and migration. Monocropping of groundnut has been the trend prevalent since thirty years.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: SNNigam Collection
Author Affiliation: Area Unit Coordinator, AME Foundation, Old Market Road, Cantonment, Opp. Indian Institute of Nursing, Aziz compund, Bellary – 583 104.
Subjects: Plant Production > Farming Systems
Crop Improvement
Divisions: Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr Balakrishna Garadasu
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2013 15:04
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2013 15:04

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