कृषि प्रौद्योगिकी अनुप्रयोग अनुसंधान संस्थान
Agricultural Technology
Application Research Institute

ICAR-ATARI, ZONE-X, HYDERABAD
(ISO 9001:2015)

Cotton cultivation under Raised Bed System


Black cotton soils cover major area in Adilabad district and receive an average annual rainfall of 1050 mm. Cotton occupies three fourth of the area in the district. Majority of the farmers in the district are cultivating under conventional flat bed method. As the district receives high amount of downpour during the months of July to August leads to runoff. Cultivation of cotton under conventional flat bed method leads to poor drainage during high rainfall and increase pest and disease incidence attack. KVK, Adilabad has conducted demonstration on Raised bed system at instructional farm. Technology is well suitable for black cotton soils of the district. It improves drainage, allows moisture conservation and increases water use efficiency of the crop.