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Contingency Plan for Andhra Pradesh

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Condition


Suggested Contingency measures


Early season

drought (delayed

onset)


Major Farming situation


Crop/cropping system


Change in crop/cropping system


Agronomic measures


Delay by 4 weeks

(July 1st Week)


Upland - Rainfed


Paddy


No change


Direct seeding can be taken up with short duration varieties under dry conditions and later converted to wet paddy after receipt of good rainfall


Irrigated

 


Black soils


Paddy- Paddy


No change


1.   Where ever possible green manure crops like sunhemp, pillipesara, greengram may be sown with little showers. Some portion of sunhemp may be fed as fodder, left over may be incorporated as and when release of water

2.   When the aged seedlings transplanted, increase N level by
50% and apply in equal splits in
the main field

3.   Direct sowing of paddy with
drum seeder

Dry seeding of rice can also be takenup with Gallmidge resistant varieties like Eerramallelu, Kavya, Jagtial sannalu,polasaprabha are preferred

 

Nitrogen application in nurseries may be avoided


 


Red soils


Paddy-paddy


No change


Same as above

Synthesized from the website of the Ministry of Agriculture (www.agricoop.nic.in) and CRIDA  


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