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Development of varieties in large cardamom, screening of resistant varieites and study on impact of varying climate on cultivation of large cardamom

Goal: 1- To develop HYVs in large cardamom.
2-To understand the behavior of large cardamom with climate shift.
3- Development of varieties against biotic and abiotic stresses.

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Article explains in brief about growing habit of large cardamom, extreme weather conditions and occurrence of hailstorm and loss of crop as a whole.
Article discusses about the integrated pest and disease management as an initiative towards adoption of organic farming during transition stage of conversion.
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Mrs. Kakit Lepcha started the scientific methodology of large cardamom cultivation, which shows very positive impact in production and productivity. Unlike previous years, she stopped the planting of random cultivar of large cardamom and planted the location and altitude suited Ramsey cultivar. The change in farming psychology and practices eventually made her to produce 1158 kg/ha of dried large cardamom and earned the Best large Cardamom productivity Award for the year 2014-15 by Spices Board of India.
Turmeric is the important spice crop and grown organically in Sikkim, Northeast India. A large chunk of agrarian community depends on its cultivation. The present study was conducted at Dzongu areas of North Sikkim due to maximum tribal farmer's population lives. A list of the turmeric growing villages was prepared and five villages were selected randomly. After the selection of villages, a village wise list of the turmeric tribal farmers of the selected five villages were prepared and 25 farmers from each village were selected randomly. Thus, the total sampling consisted of 125 tribal farmers spread over five selected villages. For the purpose of present study, eleven organic recommended production technologies in the package of practices about turmeric production technologies viz., improved varieties, planting material, sucker treatment, field preparation, planting time, method of planting, recommended dose of manuring, irrigation management, method of weed control, plant protection (bio agents) and improve storage system were selected. Majority of the respondents were found in medium aware and medium adoption category.
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बड़ी इलायची: सिक्किम के किसानों की आजीविका का मुख्य आधार, फल फूल, नवंबर-दिसंबर (2018) Vol. 39 (06): 41- 43.
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Field experiment was conducted at Kabi Research Farm, Indian Cardamom Research Institute, RRS, Spices Board Gangtok, India to find out the role of soil application of Mg, Zn and Mn on growth and nutrition in large cardamom. The experiment laid out in randomized block design, consisted eight treatments viz. ZnSO4 (5 kg/ha), ZnSO4 (10 kg/ha), MnSO4 (10 kg/ha), MnSO4 (5 kg/ha), MgSO4 (10 kg/ha), MgSO4 (5 kg/ha), ZnSO4 + MnSO4 + MgSO4 (10 kg/ha) and control. Result showed that among the fertility treatments, soil application of ZnSO4+MnSO4+MgSO4@10kg/ha resulted in maximum number of immature tillers (4.10 and 4.80), mature tillers (4.48 and 4.20) during September, 2014 and March, 2015 and vegetative buds (3.05) of large cardamom. With respect to nutrients status in large cardamom, application ZnSO4+MnSO4+MgSO4 @10kg/ha had significantly higher Mg (0.54%), Zn (55.01 ppm) and Mn (493.60) content in leaf over the control. Change in soil fertility status due to treatment application were noticed at the end of experiment, among the different treatments, application of ZnSO4 + MnSO4 + MgSO4 @10 kg/ha proved its superiority over the others and its effect was statistically non-significant on available Fe and B in soil. Soil application of ZnSO4+MnSO4+MgSO4@10kg/ha recorded the significantly higher Mg (49.03 ppm), Zn (4.20 ppm) and Mn (20.10 ppm) content in soil.
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1- To develop HYVs in large cardamom.
2-To understand the behavior of large cardamom with climate shift.
3- Development of varieties against biotic and abiotic stresses.