About the Practice

To increase the yield in paddy (Oryza sativa) crop, seedlings needs to be healthy. and so following method has proved to be efficient in increasing the yield of crop.Waste grass, weeds, and other plant material on the land to prepare seedbed are burned. This is known as raking. The process of raking helps in burning the residues of diseases and the soil insect pest. Thereafter, 2 cart load of husk of castor (Ricinus communis) is added to the soil and watered. The material added gets decomposed and well mixed in the soil as manure within two months, making the soil soft. The bed is prepared in this soil and the paddy seeds are sown. The practice helps, faster sprouting and good development of paddy seedlings. The seedlings get ready for transplanting within 22 days and the soil so prepared also supports easy plucking of seedlings with least damage.The practice helps increase yield in paddy crop. This is a traditional practice learnt from elders."

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Rajeshbhai Kanubhai Patel
Agro-Ecological Zone: Agro Ecological Sub Region (ICAR) Northern Plain (And Central Highlands) Including Aravallis, Hot Semi-Arid Eco-Agro-Climatic Zone (Planning Commission) Gujarat Plains and Hills Region (XIII) Agro Climatic Zone (NARP) North Gujarat Zone (GJ-4)
Address: Rakhial, Dehgam
District: Gandhinagar
State: Gujarat
PIN Code 380023

Practice Details

Ingredients: Husk of castor (Ricinus communis)

PAS 1:

"Castormeal is a good organic fertilizer, due to its high N and P contents, but blending with castor husks is notnecessary. Blends of castor meal and castor husks for optimized use as organic fertilizer."

PAS 2:

Many oil cakes such as the castor, neem, madhuca, karanja, linseed, rape seed and cotton seed which are non-edible oil cakes may serve as useful organic manure as these contain high amounts of plant nutrients. (Organic
Manureshttps://ncof.dacnet.nic.in/Training_manuals/Training_manuals_in_English/Organicmanures.pdf )

PAS 3:

"A significant interaction effect between organic manure and RDN was found where application of castor cake @ 1 t/ha with 100% RDN recorded significantly higher grain yield (4032 kg/ha) with maximum net realization (Rs. 30320/ha) with 2.25 BCR. (Effects of organic manures and nitrogen fertilizer on growth and yield of paddy grown in system of rice intensification technique under middle Gujarat conditions."
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/292851610_Effects_of_organic_manures_and_nitrogen_fertilizer_on_growth_and_yield_of_paddy_grown_in_system_of_rice_intensification_technique_under_middle_Gujarat_conditions )

PAS 4:

"Apply only 500 kg ofcastor de-oiled cake along with 100 percent recommended dose of NPK and Zn per hectare is enough to get higher income with reducedcost of cultivation. Effect of Castor De-Oiled Cake and Inorganic Fertilizers on Growth, Yield and Economics of Rice (Oryza sativa L)."

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/358 - Practice ID: DTP0010000000217

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