Black pepper is processed as garbled pepper and white pepper. These are premium pepper qualities of pepper in Indian market. Fully ripe gives 60 to 650 g per liter weight of the commodity which is good. Value addition and blending with other spices such as turmeric are medicinally beneficial pepper combinations.
Agricultural insights useful for everyone
Strategies of the multi state cooperative supporting arecanut market price is very important for the farmers.
In today’s world of ecologically conscious people, sustainable farming holds relevance towards bright future. Cow-based natural farming has much more relevance due to its diverse nature. In South India there are a lot of plantation growers who practice farming. During a club house audio meeting the farmers shared their view regarding traditional lifestyles, cow worship, importance of various products from diary as well as by-products for sustainable agriculture in detail. The program was in Kannada language. Recycling of biomass is very efficient in this system of natural farming which enables the farmer to obtain a better yield from the crops and also lesser dependence for agricultural inputs from outside the farm.
Organic farming becomes meaningful when it is sustainable in terms of farm input efficiency and farmers income. Basic idea is to make the farmer self reliant for inputs and empower him to supply high quality organic products which makes the environment also sustainable for future generations. This way it is ecologically known as permaculture.
Tools and machinery make the farming operations easy. Some of the implements for land preparation, cultivation, spraying, harvesting, processing, packaging and transportation are inevitable in the farming sector, in order to increase profits in limited time. Some of the innovative farmers of Karnataka in India made innovations to help themselves and fellow areca farmers.
Arecanut farming activities during the months of September to November are important for ensuring future harvests. Good agricultural practices include cleaning the plot and inter-cultivation, fertilizer application, carrying out prophylactic measures against disease, preparation for harvest and irrigation systems.