Due to attack by wild animals on food crops at lower area, this leads to financial loss. Earlier the cardamom was cultivated higher altitude now it can be cultivated in lower area too. Source: http://nif.org.in/innovation/New_cardamom_variety_-Njallani/84
New cardamom variety – ‘Njallani’ developed by Sebastian Joseph with the help of his son Rejimon Joseph. The variety was developed by selecting and cross pollination of berries with better characteristics features. Earlier the income was quite low due to food crops damaged by wild animals and leads to financial loss. This variety acts as cash crops and increases the income to the Sebastian Joseph and other farmers. The New cardamom variety – ‘Njallani’ can be cultivated in lower altitude too.
Link: The variety is multiplied by clonal propagation methods and now a vast area under cultivation of this variety. The new variety can bear about 120-160 capsule compared to 30-35 in the ordinary variety. The variety can be planted as shoot that can able to shorten the yield spam of two years without compromising the quality and quantity. He upgrading this variety for larger farmers in the area and recently working on another variety (yet to be named) that can be grown in plains as well as in hilly terrains. Source: http://nif.org.in/innovation/New_cardamom_variety_-Njallani/84
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