May 23, 2024

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Karnataka area under maize up 41 per cent in early kharif sowing

Maize (corn) acreage has jumped 41 for every cent Karnataka, the most significant producer of the corase cereal, throughout the current kharif period as farmers are viewed bringing in a lot more place less than the coarse cereal crop. This comes even as kharif sowing has taken place on 28.seventeen lakh hectares (lh) of the targeted seventy seven lh in the Point out, as of June 25.

Maize sowing has been competled in seven.forty seven lakh ha till June 25, 41 for every cent higher than corresponding five.30 lh a calendar year back. The target place for maize this kharif in the Point out is 11.84 lh and sowing has been complete in about 63 for every cent of the targeted place. Maize planting is complete in six.31 lh of the targeted rainfed place of eight.seventy two lh. In irrigated disorders, maize sowing has taken place in one.16 lh of the targeted 3.12 lh.

Excellent rainfall

Excellent pre-monsoon showers and properly dispersed monsoon rainfall, so much, has aided the kharif sowing in the Point out. Rainfall throughout June was 31 for every cent higher at 405 mm towards the regular of 310 mm for the month. Vital maize expanding locations of Davangere and Chitradurga districts in south interior Karnataka have been given eighty one and forty five for every cent a lot more rainfall than regular throughout June.

Official sources claimed the progress of the Kharif sowing has been very good so much. Total acreages are higher by about eight for every cent more than the exact period of time past calendar year.

Elevated pulses place

Between other crops, oilseeds and pulses place have enhanced marginally in comparison with past calendar year. Pulses have been sown on seven.33 lh in comparison with seven.30 lh in exact period of time past calendar year. Focus on place for pulses is 21.07 lh, of which tur acreage is targeted at fourteen.31 lh. Tur has so much been planted in 3.31 lh, marginally decreased than past year’s 3.34 lh. Moong or green gram has been seeded in 2.seventy five lh in comparison with 2.sixty nine lh.

Bigger oilseeds acreage

Total oilseeds acreage has been higher at 4.53 lh in comparison with 3.ninety three lh in exact period of time past calendar year. The target place for oilseeds is 10.sixty seven lh this calendar year. Farmers are viewed exhibiting desire in direction of soyabean, groundnut and sunflower. Until June 25, soyabean has been planted in 2.sixty nine lh (2.forty seven lh exact period of time past calendar year), when groundnut has been planted in one.07 lh (.84 lh) and sunflower in .fifty seven lh (.36 lh).

Cotton planting has been rather sluggish as the fibre crop has been planted in one.sixty five lh in comparison with 2.39 lh in exact period of time past calendar year. The Point out is focusing on cotton acreage of seven.30 lh for the kharif period this calendar year. Between cereals, planting of paddy, jowar, ragi and bajra, between other folks, has been rather sluggish, so much.