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Grape is an important commercial fruit crop of south India. Grape cultivation or farming is one of the most lucrative and profitable farming in India. The harvest of grape, the dry canes are removed. This is called "Growth Pruning". The agriculture labor work very hard in the month of September to October  for canes to be  pruned again for fruiting, and this hard work is required to  do  in February to April is fruit full to bear fruits.   It is interesting to make a mention that some innovated farmers by making some change in two pruning. It can get production in December-January to fetch higher price for their produce by harvesting crop before season.

The farmer of Chittur and Anantapur districts of AP and Bangalore and kolar districts of karnataka  incorporate major changes by training and pruning. It can keep the plant in a mange able shape and can dispose the branch in desirable direction and position, by pruning. It  can actually drive flow of sap towards fruiting area of plant and force the plant for the better quality of grapes to take production.

Shri Vijay Kumar of Anantpur made a major change in the pruning's and brought his produce in market in October itself. He did growth pruning in January itself and made fruit pruning in June. These help him to harvest the crop in October. He obtained a high yield of 50 tons per hectare. The variety used was Dilkhush and the produce was sold in local market.
About 20kg well decomposed in farm yield manure and 3kg castor cake /plant/year were applied. Owning to technically supported facilities, we are betrothed in catering a premium grade of Nitrogen: Potassium: Phosphorus water soluble fertilizer was started from 40days to continue to 100days.

The economics of grapes cultivation and achievement by Shri Vijay Kumar, The cost he spent on the cultivation Rs.1,50,000 and got  gross income  Rs.11,50,000  for  the net profit Rs. 7,75,000.

Payal Gupta

Krishi Jagran



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