Retd teacher shows how to get maximum yield by watering only once in 5 days
If we get good yields even when the vegetable plants are irrigated only once in five days in this scorching summer, then it can be counted as an agricultural revolution. Such a revolution has been initiated by retired teacher and farmer Chandran in Edappal in Malappuram.
Chandran applied a technique to reduce usage of water to minimum and increase yield to maximum. As part of this technique, the holes to sow the seeds should be filled with 3 litres of water on the previous day of sowing. Then sow sprouted seeds in it the next day.
When three leaves emerge on the sapling after ten days, pour 3 litres of water again and sprinkle soil on it. Then on the 22nd day, add some fertilisers and water the plants again. The plants nurtured in this way need to be watered only once in five days even after it blooms and bears fruit. Chandran said that the plants grown in this way have high immunity.
Chandran has already shared the technique with about 60 farmers from five other districts who inquired about the method. Chandran intends to expand this minimum irrigation method all over the state so that water usage can be reduced during summer.