Here is my First Experience with the SRI (System of Rice Intensification) technique in Paddy Cultivation. From Documenting most of its growth through out last 3 months is amazingly feel good for me.
In August we used single grain to transplant in a distance of 12 inches (though recommended 10 inches apart). In the Traditional cultivation the Distance is just 3-4 inches between the seedlings of Paddy while rowing. -see Picture below(left). The Results were astonishing , as for each single grain Produced an average of 900+ grains and that too without the use of any Chemical spray, fertilizer and insecticide. (Only Cow Dung Manure applied Prior to Rowing the Paddy ). YES THAT'S IT !!
Again the Best Part is This year is without Rains and Water scarcity is all the way. Still the After Effects of SRI Technique Works brilliant .. Check out the Image Below: NOTE: The Real Assessment- Result will be done after Harvesting finally in next 20 -25 days.
Its an Audacious step to try and test the cultivation of a Rice Variety " Duronto Basmati" in the Clay - Soil of my Village. This Basmati travel 2200 Kms to reach here and is ready for the next 120 Days , till its get Harvested. There will be approximately 18 tests and Process under the SRI Cultivation Techniques which will be implemented in these 120 days .
Right Now the Images Below form the Fields taken on 20th August .
"Honestly - Farming is more than Coding - Its the Abundance of Oxygen, Water , Nature - and close to my Heart "