Agronomic Innovation

Agronomic Innovation

High-density Cotton Cultivation

Nuziveedu Seeds has consistently focused on increasing farm yields. And as result of extensive research in crop improvement and advanced breeding techniques, it has introduced a new concept that involves using erect plant types in Bt Cotton hybrids that reduce the space between plants, leading to an overall increase in crop density per acre of land.

Nuziveedu Seeds aims to enable farmers to gain the maximum advantage offered by this method of cotton cultivation and has promoted and created widespread awareness of this concept through active campaigning This includes field work, field days, field visits and widespread media coverage through press, hoardings and posters. The integrated approach of lab to land or market, introduced by Nuziveedu Seeds, has resulted in a large number of farmers adopting this practice. As a testimony to its success, today, more than 35% of the farming community has adopted this innovation.( Source- internal source)

Optimizing The Seed Rate In Paddy Cultivation

Traditionally farmers growing varietal paddy, used 30-32kg of seed per acre of land. Now this has all changed. Thanks to the innovations introduced by Nuziveedu Seeds. The company has experimented with a lesser seed rate per acre and has initiated a concept to increase the profitability of the paddy growing farmers. Consequent to several in-house trials conducted on a major scale and university level experiments, Nuziveedu Seeds established the concept of 10kgs per acre as the optimum seed rate for improving yield. The farmers of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh have adopted this innovation and have benefited significantly.

This concept is explained to the farmers as under:

  • Number of hills per acre=1,80,000
  • 2 seeds to be planted per hill in research paddy
  • Total number of seeds required per acre=1,80,000*2=3,60,000
  • 1000 seed grains of paddy weigh 22-24gm
  • 3,60,000 seeds weigh 7.92kg (3,60,000/1000*22)
  • @ Statutory minimum germination level of 90% the seed requirement is 9 kg/acre.(7.92/90*100)

Nuziveedu Seeds is promoting this breakthrough concept among paddy growing farmers, connecting to grassroots though its experienced teams. Farmers are being introduced to the concept through field work, field days, field visits in addition to communication through press hoardings, posters and other media .

Last Updated on : February 22, 2017