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PADDY CALENDAR 2022
The wind, the rain clouds...
The monsoon is just setting in...
It is that time of the year when farmers sow their paddy seeds. And so, here we are with our fourth edition of the traditional paddy calendar for 2022.
Over the 12000 years of agriculture history, farmers through keen observation have curated agricultural practices for crops, based on moon cycles, daylight durations, rains, no rains, and so much more.
As part of our efforts to document existing local knowledge about paddy cultivation and organic practices, Thirunelly Agri Producer Company (TAPCo.) over the last three years has been bringing out almanacs for farmers cultivating traditional paddy varieties in Wayanad.
Since rooting-shooting-flowering-fruiting, pest breeding, are all touched by forces of nature, and given the climate change vagaries farmers face, this year's calendar has a special focus on Climate Resilient paddy farming.
Apart from following the full life cycle of paddy through the season, the calendar provides such useful information as:
Organic practices and inputs for cultivating traditional paddy varieties
Techniques for pest and disease management
Planner for Khariff (Nanja in local parlance) paddy activities
Climate resilient farming practices
As part of our extension work, we will also be disseminating stage-wise information to our farmer collective through our social media group.