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Contingency Plan for Karnataka

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Condition


Suggested Contingency measures


Early season

drought

(delayed

onset)


Major

Farming

situation


Normal Crop / Cropping

system


Change in crop /

cropping system

including variety


Agronomic measures


Delay by 4 weeks

(Specify month)

July 1 week


Rainfed drilled

paddy area in

medium and deep

black soil and

laterite soil


Paddy


No change


 


 


Rainfed drilled

paddy situation


Paddy - Green gram / Black green gram /

Avare


No change


Normal


Shallow, lateritic,

acid soil


Paddy

 


Paddy

 


Short duration varieties

Drum seeded sowing

Altering planting geometry

Protective irrigation


 


Shallow, lateritic,

acid soil


Paddy

 


Paddy/ vegetables


Short duration varieties

Drum seeded sowing

Altering planting geometry

Protective irrigation


 


Upland Paddy


Transplanted Paddy


Prefer short duration

varieties Thunga, Tanu,

KRH-1, IR-20


Hand weeding 40-50 days after

sowing


 


Mid land paddy


-do-


Prefer varieties

Thunga,KHP-10 and KHP-5


 


 


Low land paddy


-do-


Prefer varieties

Jeerige anna,KHP-

9,KHP-5,CTH-1.CTH-2


 


 


High Rainfall –

Rainfed transplanted

situation

(Sirsi, Siddpur,

Joida, Yellapur

taluks)


Paddy - Pulse


No Change


Plan for medium duration varieties of paddy like MTU 1010 and MGD

101 if early sown nursery fails.

If early sown nursery is  rotected by protective irrigation, plan for early land preparation and planting.


 


Medium rainfall –

rainfed drill sown

situation

(Parts of Mundgod,

Sisri, Siddapur,

Hliyal taluks)


Paddy – Pulses


No change

But plan for medium duration

varieties of paddy (MTU-1001,

Jaya, IR-64, and Rasi) for transplanted situation.


Repeated inter cultivations in drill sown paddy

Go in for planking when it rains to manage weeds


 


 


Paddy – Groundnut


No change


Impound water and apply fertilizers (1st top dressing)

No change suggested.


 


 


Paddy – Vegetables


No change


No change suggested


 


High Rainfall –

Rainfed transplanted

situation

(Sirsi, Siddpur,

Joida, Yellapur


Paddy - Pulses


No change


Plan for medium duration varieties of paddy like MTU 1010 and MGD 101 if early sown nursery fails.

If early sown nursery is  rotected by protective irrigation, plan for early land preparation and planting.

Go in for staggered nursery, if drought occurs during June. If dry period (or period not suitable for transplanting) continues, use medium duration rice

Repeat the puddling operation to manage weeds or go in for herbicides.


 


Medium rainfall –

rainfed drill sown

situation

(Parts of Mundgod,

Sisri, Siddapur,

Hliyal taluks


Paddy – Pulses


No change


Repeated inter cultivations in drill sown

Go in for dry sowing of treated rice seeds using drill or if semi wet condition prevails(and sowing with drill is not possible), go in for plough sole method of

sowing.


 


Coastal belt

(Karwar, Ankola,

Kumta, Honnavar

and Bhatkal talukas


Paddy – Paddy


No change in

cropping system


Impound water and apply fertilizers (1st top dressing)

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

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