Showing posts with label planting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label planting. Show all posts

Monday, July 6, 2015

How to produce hot pepper, tomato, and eggplant; dry season and off season crop

Usually, smart farmers obtain information in books and agriculture magazine to start their project or farming activities, they believed that the stories they can obtain from those reading materials will help and guide them to have better harvest, if they can't duplicate what they have read from success stories related by the author. The real fact is, the author will just relate the information he can possibly obtain or what is related by the successful farmer in a very short period of time, and sometimes not all techniques used by the farmer will be related.
I have tried reading books written by different authors, and have found out that the procedures they have written doesn't work. I have also tried subscribing magazine, but some procedures that they have been shared are hard to follow or is not suited to your place. Their benefits are inspiring and motivating us to become successful farmer.

So much about that, I am here to make you better, if not the best farmer in town.

Land Preparation

  • Start with a weed-free and well-pulverized soil by harrowing and rotavating the field 2-3 times.
  • Make a field layout using stakes and strings. Take into accounts the drainage and irrigation direction.
Bed Preparation during rainy season, it is not required during dry season.

It is recommended that during rainy season tomato, pepper and eggplant should be planted on raised beds with or without plastic mulch. Plastic mulch can protect the raise bed from heavy rainfall. But as you continue farming you'll learn the advantage and disadvantage of using it.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Rice Planting Guide

For rice farmers: two (2) kgs rice seeds is in fact more than enough for a one (1) ha rice field using modified
SRI rice planting method. Wider spacing @ 40 cm x 40 cm distance per hill single dapog seedling (not more than 15 days old rice seedlings).

For sugarcane farmers: three (3) lacsas 3 buds setts is in fact more than enough for a one (1) hectare sugar land using SSI sugar cane planting method. Wider spacing @ 120 cms x 30 cms distance per hill.

More with Less! More yield with less production costs.

Given:

1. one rice grain is .025 gm average wt. Therefore: 1,000 gms ( 1 kg)/.025 gms = 40,000 rice grains more or less. 40k rice grains (2) = 80,000 rice grains in 2 kgs.

2. .4 x .4 planting distance per hill = .16 sqm area. Therefore: 10,000 sqm (1 ha)/.16 sqm = 62,500 hills or seedlings.

3. Acceptable germination rate: 90%. Therefore: 80,000 rice seeds (.9) = 72,000 germinated rice seeds minus 62,500 hills or seedlings needed for a hectare rice land = 9,500 excess rice seedlings.

4. Rice seedlings age: 8-12 days old dapog (not more than 15 days old)