Even though the spot less than paddy in Telangana has gone up by one hundred for each cent to 27 lakh acres, the virulent pest ‘rice blast’ and stem borer and rice whorl maggot attacks on the crop may well lead to generate losses.
Ordinary rainfall, very good ranges of h2o in reservoirs and the additional irrigation potential that the Point out made in the previous two-three several years have assisted the farmers boost the acreage. But a enormous variation in night and working day temperatures and high humidity ranges in the Point out led to the spread of ‘rice blast’, which is named Aggi Tegulu regionally. In ‘ideal conditions’, it can fly hundreds of kilometres, impacting the crop in huge stretches. Abnormal use of urea has also contributed to the expansion of the pest.
Scientists at the PJTSAU (Prof. Jayashankar Telangana Point out Agriculture University) have verified the assault of pests. However, they stated the scenario is less than handle and that it is not heading lead to extreme losses.
Aside from the rice blast, the cereal crop is also influenced by stem borer and rice whorl maggot attacks. The varsity has come up with an advisory to ward off the difficulty and decrease losses.
The Point out pegs a report paddy output of 148 lakh tonnes in the 2019-20 time (kharif and rabi), owing to sharp boost in the paddy spot. The estimates, having said that, have been finished ahead of the onset of the pest assault in the rabi time.
Farmers, having said that, are a concerned great deal as the difficulty is substantially larger than the government estimates.