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Farmer @ kadappa

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 08:27

Hello Every one,

I am just sharing my info in this platform

I have farm land of 20 acre in kaddapa district of Andhra Pradesh, and as this place is know for its citrus fruits, i have planted 1000 saplings of lime in this January. and as intercropping i have planted 2000 sapling of pink and white guava,

I also have planted 2000 sapling of Red Lady variety of papaya which is now in flowing stage,



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Rugose spyralling white fly ( RSWF)serious pest in coconut

Sat, 05/16/2020 - 00:16

Rugose spyralling white fly ( RSWF) -Serious pest in Coconut plantations .
Recently in last 2 years this RSWF has started damaging coconut trees widely across India .This insect lays yellow colour eggs and young crawlers and mature adults feed on the undersurface of leaves .The honey like substance secreted from the bodies of RSWF falls down on the surface of lower leaves where capnoidium fungus grows fast and leaves become dark that would prevent photosynthesis and ultimately reduce growth and yield of trees .
Management of RSWF
Set up yellow colour polythene sheets( sticky trap ) 5ft by 1 1/2ft size smeared with castor oil @ 10 nos per acre at 6 ft high above ground .Adult insects are attracted to yellow colour and get trapped
Fix 2 Nos of yellow light traps in field and keep switched on between 6 PM to 11 PM to attract adults and get killed
Forcible spray of water over leaves to wash black fungus and RSWF
Mix maitha starch @ 25grams in 1 lit water and spray over leaves . Fungus and insects will be removed as flakes from the surface of leaves when it goes drying .Neem oil @ 30 ml in 1 lit water or Azadirachtin @2 ml in 1 lit water is sprayed at weekly or enough frequency depending on the severity of infestation and circumstances .
Encorsya parasite are released into coconut groves .This wasp like parasite feed on the crawlers and adult . Natural predators like chrysoperla is also released to check this RSWF
The use of toxic insecticide will kill these natural predators and parasites and RSWF would outgrow and multiply very faster and unchecked in the event of absence of these predators and parasites . RSWF completes life cycle in about 30 days .so many life cycles in shorter period allow rapid multiplication of RSWF and it spreadsIMG-20200514-WA0169648×1152 97.6 KB IMG-20200514-WA0171720×1280 122 KB IMG-20200514-WA0170648×1152 117 KB IMG-20200514-WA0173960×1280 327 KB IMG-20200514-WA0172720×1280 116 KB IMG-20200514-WA0174960×1280 325 KB windward to other trees around
Be vigilant to save your coconut grove

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_Red aloe vera for Rs.750 per plant for sale in Tamilnadu

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 20:20

**_Red aloe vera for Rs.750 per plant for sale in Tamilnadu, antiageing ,reproduction of new cells,

blood purifier,removes all bad things from body. Non-bitter in taste .When we cut ,red gel comes after 4 minutes.If interested please call-9543455978 or

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Is an 5 hp submersible motor enough to irrigate 7 acre land for banana cultivation

Wed, 05/13/2020 - 15:55

Dear All,

we wre planning to cultivate Andhra Kozhi banana variert in a leased 7 acre land .will a single 5hP submersible motor sufficient to irrigate 7 acre land . please advise.

We need to deploy valves to plan the many valves approx will be required.

Please advise

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Sapota plants sourcing in telengana

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 14:40

Hi, can anyone point me to source for DHS1 or DHS3 Sapota plants in Telenganad or in and around Hyderabad


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Which FarmNest do you like - this or the old one?

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 12:41
  • This new site is good.
  • I still miss the old FarmNest.

0 voters

Several years after we moved to this new forum, we still have comments now that the old FarmNest Forum was easier and that we should move back to that model.
Please tell us what is your opinion - new or old?

If you want to refresh your memory on how the old one looked, visit:

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Up to chat about GAP compliance? Hoping to ease the process.

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 12:32

I’m exploring ways to help farmers using technology. My aunt and uncle, who own a small fruit farm, suggested GAP audits as a good place to start. Specifically, because they require so much information, it would be helpful to automate (at least part of) the process.

Would anyone be willing to chat for 30 min or so about paint points around farming data, GAP or otherwise?

About me: I have a decade of experience in software development, product management, and marketing. Last four years have been working in the blockchain space.

Didn’t want to make this post overly long, so I’m happy to answer more questions in the comments–thank you!

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Custard Apple NMK1

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 20:36

Hi to all.,
Any one having knowledge on farming of custard apple NMK1 verity…? I heard that the fruit is not much sweet like Balanagar. Pls share the information about its farming. Is it viable or not?

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Subash palekar 36x36 model in southern tamilnadu

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 18:13

In my farm in virudhanagar district in tamilnadu (800-900 mm rain). I want do to 36x36 subash palekar method 1 acre as a trial. I have access to enough water to provide water for this 1 acre throughout the year through drip irrigation.

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First of all can i substitute coffee with a dwarf variety of papaya ? I wanted to do Coconut, arecanut, gliricidia, papaya(instead of coffee), banana and pepper eventually.

Is there any practical video in english or tamil on doing a 36x36 model from start to end ? I tried finding one all i ended of with are a few scattered videos of whiteboard explanations. nothing practical showing real fields. Found a few videos in Telugu [1 (] , but nothing in tamil or english.

Is there anyone out there in this forum who has practical experience with this model? Is there a farm in tamilnadu where i can visit to check it out in person?

Looking for a step by step guide on when to plant what. Should all the plants be planted all at the same time or should it be staggered planting?

I want to document this setup process from beginning to end. from putting in the drip line all the way.

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How to save 10 year old Mango trees (no flowering/ crop) & also start inter cropping in same place

Mon, 05/11/2020 - 15:05

Hi Friends,

I bought an acre land with mango trees (10yrs old apprxly). They are not even flowing last year and this year. Initially thought of taking them off and start farm a fresh.

But my heart is not happy to chop these old trees. Can any one suggest good idea to retain these old trees and also start multi layer farming a fresh??

Your inputs are really appreciated.

Vinay / +91 9553687776

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Inter cropping in papaya

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 11:41

I am going to cultivate 10 acre papaya. In that what type of inter crops can i do please tell different types of crops

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Fresh lemons available in Nizamabad

Sat, 05/09/2020 - 13:09

Our farm has produced lot of lemons for the first time, we are having 300 Trees. What’s the best place to sell them, it’s first time harvest and no idea. Heard i can’t sell it in nearby mandi or even in Nizamabad. Any leads or suggestions please?

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Local Desi cows for sale (deoni, ongole cross,redkhadari)

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 21:33

Hi everyone ,
We are having 60 local cows and calves ,
Due to problems we are selling all cows and calves for reasonable price …we are near medak district , telangana, if any interested pls contact me .
And who are doing organic farming Desi cows are very imp and these cows are very hardy animals and sustain in tough situations …
Thank you

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Ulunthu thoosi or urad dal dust for cattle feed Rs.17 per kg,in tamilnadu

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 20:03

Ulunthu thoosi or urad dal dust for cattle feed Rs.17 per kg,15 tons available in tamilnadu.If interested please call-9543455978 or

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Does banana and coriander inter cropping is viable?

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 20:00

I want to know abt banana and coriander intercroping pls help me out.

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Milk of moringa

Thu, 05/07/2020 - 21:38

In India around 375 million children have been affected with undernutrition or malnutrition
Around the world 47 million children under the age group of 5 are wasted , 14.3 million severely wasted , 144million stunted ,and 45% of children death under the age of 5 are due to undernutrition and 462 million adults are under nourished . To overcome and correct these deficiency related health issue ,MORINGA milk is a divine on hand solution now . MORINGA abounds in mineral nutrients and vitamins .It can prevent 300 types of human diseases and cure 67 diseases .It contains 90 different nutrients and 46 kinds of pharmaceutical properties .100 grams of dry MORINGA leaf powder contains Vitamin A by 100 times more as that of carrot , 15 times more Potassium as that of Banana , 17 times more calcium as that of Milk and 9 times more protein as that of curd .
Milk of MORINGA preparation
1 lit milk is boiled well and kept cooling back to ambient room temperature
20 Numbers of MORINGA ODC3 pods are cut into small pieces ,boiled and flesh of boiled pods is separated and grinded together with 200 grams sugar to the gel consistency . Both milk and pod gel is mixed together and consumed or stored in fridge for later use . MORINGA is real a super food and MILK of MORINGA is an extraordinary health drink for the people of all age group across the world .Besides being an elixir it also significantly enhanced mood swing and sex drive in both men and women . Last but not the least ,this milk of MORINGA rapidly multiplies immunity of human body against germs . FB_IMG_1588787427432960×720 62.1 KB

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TIPs for higher productivity of pods in MORINGA ( ODC3')

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 12:08

Moringa oleifera is gaining awareness among the farming community in India as well as overseas countries .But most of the farmers are facing difficulties in getting good yield of pods for want of proper guidance and technical information .
Formation of ridge of earth mound along the rows of MORINGA trees to the height of 30-45 CMS . Treated bio culture consisting of Azospyrillum , phosphobacteria , Pseudomonas, Beauveria bassiana , Vascular Arbuscular Mycorrhiza ( VAM) ,pluroteus are applied over the top of ridges and mulched with organic trashes like dry sugarcane leaves , or paddy straw or whatever agriculture waste available on farm . This will create an excellent microclimate around rhizosphere and regulates continuous mineralisation and supply of nutrients to MORINGA trees .
Allowing more side branches by pinching off the terminal growing point and pruning unproductive weak branches .The lateral ( Horizontal ) branches always produce more pods than upright branches due to accumulation of more photosynthate in sink ( Site of floral primordia ) .IMG_20200506_0940591078×815 502 KB IMG_20200506_0940021078×809 513 KB IMG_20200506_0938571078×817 444 KB

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Polyhouse - 1 Acre - Available for Lease

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 23:23


I own a 1 acre poly-house and planning to give it for lease. It is a nicely constructed one with drip irrigation, borewell, grading hall and labour quarters. . It is in Denkanikottai - 2.5km from Denkanikottai town, around 53km from Electronic City Toll Plaza Bangalore. If interested, call me directly @ 98451 97683.

Best Regards,
Shajan Joseph

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Intercrop in mango

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 22:11

Dear All

Please suggest what I have to plant as intercrop in Mango

3 years back I have planted 15 Acres of mango .
Now I was planning to keep some long term intercrop.which is better . please suggest

Thanks in advance

Amar Reddy
Nellore District
Andhra Pradesh

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Coconut farm with guava and papaya intercrop

Tue, 05/05/2020 - 20:01

Dear All,
Greetings to one and all
I am planning to establish new farm with Deejay hybrid coconut verity, according to them 70 plants per acre. Further i want to farm Taiwan guava and red lady verity papaya as inter crops. please give your suggestions that is it suggestible ? how to do it effectively ? like number of plans, gapping and management in organic way.

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