Protection against termites

Termites are small insects that look like winged forms of ants. Like ants, the main species of termites (Coptotermes curvignathus) has underground nests and establishes new colonies in large numbers.

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Tackling tea mosquito in cashew

Tea mosquito bug (Helopeltis antonii s.) is a major threat to cashew yield. It can damage tender shoots, inflorescence and immature nuts at various stages of development, causing yield reduction of 30% or more.

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List of year-wise activities to be done in Wadi plot

In each year of  the establishment stage of Wadi, there are different activities to be conducted in Wadi plots, in different seasons, by plot-owning families under the agro-horti-forestry and soil and water conservation components. Some of these activities have to be done every year.

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Types of soil and water conservation (SWC) works

SWC works in Wadi plots are built according to rainfall and slope of land as follows:

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Types of water resource development (WRD) works

WRD works done in a Wadi project are different from works undertaken in conventional watershed development programmes.

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Practical tips for building seasonal bunds

  • Site with should have impervious bed and stable banks (rock or clay). Read more...

Practical tips for constructing farm ponds

  • Ponds can be built in areas with annual rainfall in excess of 500mm or sufficient runoff water for harvesting. Read more...

Practical tips for constructing jalkunds

  • Small stones and any material with sharp edges should be removed from the bottom and sides of the pond before installing the plastic sheet. Read more...

Low-cost micro-irrigation systems

Conventional irrigation systems are capital-intensive and generally suitable only for large landholders. Small and marginal farmers like Wadi plot-holders have to use micro-irrigation systems for ensuing effective irrigation, at low cost, with optimal use of water.

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Seasonal calendar of aftercare activities

Below is an indicative listing and description of season-wise activities to be undertaken for care and maintenance of fruit and MPTS trees in a Wadi plot during the establishment stage:

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