Horticulture farmers of Maharashtra are seen in trouble these days. Due to rising temperature, the outbreak of diseases and pests on fruits is increasing. Farmers in Malegaon are working on various ideas to save their fruit orchards from rising temperatures. There is an outbreak of heat wave in the district too and its effect has started affecting the main crops of Rabi season as well as fruits. pomegranate (Pomegranate) The gardens are also getting affected by the rising temperature on a large scale. In such a situation, farmers are adopting indigenous jugaad to save the orchards. Malegaon farmer (Farmer) Suresh Nikam has planted more than 300 pomegranate trees in 1 acre. They are using saris to save the orchards from the rising temperature. The farmer has covered his entire garden with a sari so that the trees are protected from the sun. This jugaad of the farmer is being discussed across the district.
Pomegranate orchards have suffered the most due to climate change. Due to climate change, the outbreak of pinhole borer is increasing on the orchards, after which the farmers have no other option but to cut down their entire orchards. Farmers say that due to rising temperature, pomegranate orchards are now in danger. The Agriculture Department is helping the farmers to get rid of the pest.
Farmer adopted indigenous jugaad to save the crop
Suresh Nikam, a farmer from Panchkrushi tehsil of Malegaon district, has planted more than 300 pomegranate trees in his 1 acre of land. To protect the trees from the rising temperature and sun, she has bought old saris from the local market. She has covered the entire pomegranate orchard with a sari. They have covered 300 trees with sari. A total of 5000 rupees have been spent in this work, but the garden has become safe. He said that with this jugaad at least the fruits will be safe from strong sunlight.
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Everyone is appreciating this jugaad
The farmers of the entire district are supporting this indigenous jugaad. At the same time, some other farmers of the village are also using similar jugaad. Farmer Suresh Nikam says that there was less space, so he was able to make such a plan. At this time it has become necessary to protect our crops from rising temperatures. To save pomegranate orchards, other farmers are also choosing this option. Farmers are confident that fruits can be saved in summer with low cost and indigenous jugaad.
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