New sugarcane planting method- [trenching Method]
Bijnor: Better management of cane cultivation in the district have drawn farmers and sugarcane officers from nine neighbourhood districts, who have come to study the crop pattern and the farming practices in the area. Recently, a foreign delegation had also visited Bijnor to understand cane farming methods in Bijnor district.
According to district cane officer O P Singh, a delegation of farmers and sugarcane specialist visited Bijnor on Saturday to study the farming methods applied in the district. Bijnor district has 2.09 lakh hectares under sugarcane cultivation. It occupies second place in UP in sugarcane area. In addition to this, the recovery rate of sugarcane in Bijnor district is 11.40, which the second highest in UP and is better than that of Maharashtra.
The nine districts from where farmers and officials have come include Balrampur, Gaunda, Bareilly, Faizabad, Rampur, Amroha, Sambhal, Moradabad and Meerut. They are here on a two-day visit and visited Syohara, Nahtaur and Tisotaraon Saturday.
He said, "Farmers in Bijnor are increasingly using trench methods for growing sugarcane. In this method, production and recovery is good and that too with less water use. Here, only the cane line is watered and not in the empty space. Therefore, a huge amount of water is conserved. In addition, if farmers want, they can sow inter-crops in the empty space and earn more money. This method is catching up with many farmers in India. They are showing a lot of interest in this method of cultivation. Earlier, farmers in foreign countries also visited Bijnor and were impressed by the technology and the method used in case cultivation here."
Mehndi Hasan, a farmer from Balrampur, said, "I saw many plots and found that fields in which cultivation were done with trench method were better than others. I will also adopt this method.