May 27, 2024

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

Maize (corn) acreage has jumped forty one for every cent Karnataka, the premier producer of the corase cereal, for the duration of the existing kharif time as farmers are observed bringing in additional spot beneath the coarse cereal crop. This will come even as kharif sowing has taken put on 28.seventeen lakh hectares (lh) of the focused 77 lh in the Condition, as of June twenty five.

Maize sowing has been competled in 7.47 lakh ha until June twenty five, forty one for every cent higher than corresponding five.30 lh a yr back. The goal spot for maize this kharif in the Condition is eleven.eighty four lh and sowing has been finish in about sixty three for every cent of the focused spot. Maize planting is finish in 6.31 lh of the focused rainfed spot of eight.72 lh. In irrigated conditions, maize sowing has taken put in one.16 lh of the focused three.twelve lh.

Excellent rainfall

Excellent pre-monsoon showers and properly distributed monsoon rainfall, so considerably, has aided the kharif sowing in the Condition. Rainfall for the duration of June was 31 for every cent higher at 405 mm versus the normal of 310 mm for the month. Vital maize rising areas of Davangere and Chitradurga districts in south interior Karnataka have obtained eighty one and forty five for every cent additional rainfall than normal for the duration of June.

Formal resources reported the progress of the Kharif sowing has been fantastic so considerably. Complete acreages are higher by about eight for every cent more than the identical time period very last yr.

Improved pulses spot

Between other crops, oilseeds and pulses spot have increased marginally as opposed with very last yr. Pulses have been sown on 7.33 lh as opposed with 7.30 lh in identical time period very last yr. Concentrate on spot for pulses is 21.07 lh, of which tur acreage is focused at fourteen.31 lh. Tur has so considerably been planted in three.31 lh, marginally reduced than very last year’s three.34 lh. Moong or inexperienced gram has been seeded in 2.seventy five lh as opposed with 2.69 lh.

Better oilseeds acreage

Complete oilseeds acreage has been higher at 4.53 lh as opposed with three.ninety three lh in identical time period very last yr. The goal spot for oilseeds is 10.sixty seven lh this yr. Farmers are observed showing preference in direction of soyabean, groundnut and sunflower. Till June twenty five, soyabean has been planted in 2.69 lh (2.47 lh identical time period very last yr), while groundnut has been planted in one.07 lh (.eighty four lh) and sunflower in .57 lh (.36 lh).

Cotton planting has been fairly sluggish as the fibre crop has been planted in one.65 lh as opposed with 2.39 lh in identical time period very last yr. The Condition is targeting cotton acreage of 7.30 lh for the kharif time this yr. Between cereals, planting of paddy, jowar, ragi and bajra, amongst some others, has been fairly sluggish, so considerably.