Situation: Before getting introduced with NSL Sugar Mr. G.M. Nagaraju was cultivating sugarcane in his own way as continues from many year. He used to cultivate sugarcane in narrow spacing of 3 feet distance. Major intervention was not initiated by Mr. G.M.Nagaraju which caused low yielding of 30 tonnes per acre. His net profitability was lower than the expected potential.
Good Practices adopted in sugarcane: After getting introduced with NSL Sugar, Mr. Nagaraj has adopted subsurface drip irrigation system and has taken two major initiatives viz wider spacing planting and started cultivating sugarcane at 6 feet spacing and noticed remarkable increase in cane yield.
Results: Mr.G.M.Nagaraju in all humbleness cited attributes of this success to his hard work and adoption of prudent practices of wider spacing and intercropping. He is availing the help of NSL Sugars experts for cultivating sugarcane, the privilege that comes with the association with NSL Sugars. The new interventions taken by Mr. G.M. Nagraj yields into increased in cane yield up to 73 tones per acre.
Economic Benefits: With average cane price of Rs.2200/ ton, he has earned almost Rs.1.25 lacs /acre, when per acre cost cultivation is roughly around Rs.25000-Rs.30000. He is further financially supported by additional income from inter cropping which helps him to bridge expenses occurred during season.
Farmer words on NSL Sugars KOPPA: I am very much thankful to NSL Sugars for introduced me about new techniques in sugarcane cultivation that to subsurface drip irrigation which helped a lot in conserving water in summer. I also get motivated to increase my cane area from 3 acres to 10 acres. Now I sharing my all these experiences with my fellow farmers to spread these techniques further.
Brief history about : Because of non availability of assured irrigation water Mr. Thammannanaika was cultivating seasonal crops using the available rain water for growing Ragi, pulses etc,.
Getting motivating from NSL sugars Koppa, he drilled a bore well in year 2014& decided to cultivate sugarcane with financial assistance from Bank& technical assistance from NSL sugars KOPPA.He starts cultivating sugarcane as per guidance of NSL sugars.
Good Practices adopted in sugarcane: Observing the results from old method of cultivating sugarcane, he started to follow the new techniques in irrigation systems like subsurface drip irrigation, 7ft wide row spacing, microfertigation etc., and he adopted solar system to avoid power problems in summer season.
Farmer words on NSL Sugars KOPPA: I very much thankful to NSL KOPPA for guided me with the above modern cultivation practices adopted in sugarcane in 4.00 acres and got 66 tons of cane per acre at the age of 11 months and it was planted in the month of May. If it has harvested after two months at the age of 12.5 to 13 months I would have get additional yield of 15 to 20 MTs per acre. It shows the concern of NSL with its farmers. I got good returns from this sugarcane crop and the same may be spread to adopt in my neighboring farmers field.
Situation (Introduction): Mr. A. Surender Goud was cultivating groundnut & paddy before starting cultivating sugarcane in traditional method and the outcome from the farming was very low. In 2010-11 Krishnaveni Sugars staff convinced him in to take up Sugarcane cultivation to a extent of 3.15 acres (Sur No.133,108)
BMPs Adopted: Wider Spacing of 5 x 2feet with furrow Irrigation method, Soil test based nutrient application, applied 8-10 MTS FYM in furrows every year after harvesting , gap filling with sets or seedling, stubble shaving & drenching of stubbles with urea biozyme, cloropyriphos & carbendezum.
Result: With adoption of all above practices as per the advice of Krishnaveni Sugars Staff Mr.Surender goud got fallowing tonnage.
Now 4th Ratoon is under Cultivation.
Economic Benefits: With above production he earned average income of Rs. 75000-80000/- per acre Every Years
Social uplift: Mr.Goud identified as a progressive sugarcane grower in village & with the expected future benefits now 40 acres new area brought under Sugarcane cultivation.
Mr.Daggubati Rambabu, a cane grower from Chinthamandoddi village in Sindhanur division, is a settled grower from Andhra area. He is one of the progressive growers of this area with latest and innovative ideas towards cane cultivation. He has been a continuous cane grower for the last 4 years and supplied cane to NSL Sugars (Tungabhadra) Ltd., with utmost dedication. The following are the salient features Mr.Rambabu had practices in principle.
Situation: Before getting introduced with NSL Sugar Mr. Ghasne was cultivating sugarcane in his own way for several years. He used to cultivate sugarcane in narrow spacing of 3 feet distance. Major interventions were not initiated by Mr. Ghasne which caused low yielding of 25 tonnes per acre. His net profitability was lower than the expected potential.
Good Practices adopted in sugarcane: After getting introduced with NSL Sugar, Mr. Ghasne has taken two major initiatives viz wider spacing planting and intercropping with water melon. For the first year he started cultivating sugarcane at 4 feet spacing and noticed remarkable increase in cane yield. Taking learnings from previous year he further increased plant row spacing to 5 feet and incorporated with water melon as intercrop.
Results: Mr.Ghasne in all humbleness cited attributes of this success to his hard work and adoption of prudent practices of wider spacing and intercropping. Since last three years, he is availing the help of NSL Sugars experts for cultivating range of crops, the privilege that comes with the association with NSL Sugars. The new interventions taken by Mr. Ghasne resulted into increased in cane yield up to 80 tonnes per acre and yield of 15 tonnes from intercrop.
Economic Benefits: With average cane price of Rs.2000/ ton, he has earned almost Rs.1.6 lacs /acre, when per acre cost cultivation is roughly around Rs.25000-Rs.30000. He is further financially supported by additional income from inter cropping which helps him to bridge expenses occurred during season.
Social uplift: With his success in agriculture Mr. Ghasne is being recognized in village as well as in factory command area as progressive farmer.
Brief history about Mr. Lahu: Because of lack of water for irrigation Mr Lahu was cultivating seasonal crops like Cotton, Soyabean & Bajra using the available ground water.
Getting motivation from NSL Jay Mahesh sugar factory staff in year 2011 he decided to cultivate sugarcane with financial assistance from mill for drilling of bore well. He started cultivating sugarcane at row spacing of 3 feet and first year recorded yield of 30 MT/acre.
Good Practices adopted in sugarcane: Observing the results from previous sugarcane cultivation experience and further interaction with cane department of NSL Jay Mahesh he further adopted improved cultivation practices in sugarcane.
(1) In the year 2012 he started cultivating sugarcane with wide spacing of 4 feet with proper nutrient and water management and achieved cane yield of 40 MT/ Acre.
(2) During 2013-2014 plantation season he has taken up cane planting at 6 feet wide row spacing with drip irrigation on an area of 1 acre with inter crop as wheat & in another plot he also taken up cane planting at 8 feet row spacing in an area of 1 acre with intercrop as cauliflower.
Economic Benefits: I) From the above improved practices he has harvested wheat crop of 10 qtls in one acre and 40 qtls of cauliflower as intercrop yield. This gives him additional income to meet his expenses when sugarcane crop is in field. As per the prevailing market rate he has got income of Rs 80,000 in two acres from intercrop.
II) At the same time he has achieved sugarcane yield of 70 MT/acre which gave him financial income of Rs 1.26 lakh.
Social upliftment: With the above modern cultivation practices adopted in sugarcane Mr. Lahu get acclaimed by other colleague farmers and the success story was published in local new article.