International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences

International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences


International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 4
Rainfall and crop diversity analysis for response farming in Annur block of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

R Deepika, CS Waminathan, NK Sathiyamoorthy, P Kannan

The study has two components viz., farmers survey and rainfall analysis and was taken up in Annur block of Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu, India. Through farmers survey information on various crops grown by them under rainfed situations and techniques employed were collected from a sample of 30 farmers. For rainfall analysis, 20 years data were collected and analysed for weekly rainfall based on standard meteorological weeks. The study revealed that length of growing period (LGP) in Annur block was from 32th to 48th/49th standard week of the year and about 13 crops were raised by the farmers in rainfed situation and among them sorghum was the lead crop with maximum area under cultivation. However the latest technologies were not adopted by the farmers and also they were growing local varieties. The scientific interventions like seed hardening, PPFM spray, foliar nutrition of potash could be advised to reduce the risk of cropping and yield reduction.
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How to cite this article:
R Deepika, CS Waminathan, NK Sathiyamoorthy, P Kannan. Rainfall and crop diversity analysis for response farming in Annur block of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2020; 2(4): 102-106.