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‘Samba’ cultivation in full swing in Mayiladuthurai block

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‘Samba’ cultivation has been in full swing in parts of Mayiladuthurai sub-division with farmers raising the nurseries using mechanical transplantation strategy because of acute shortage of workers.

As many as 15,000 acres of land had been brought under the crop — about 7,500 acres each in Kutthalam and Mayiladuthurai units.

A majority of farmers has raised “ADT 38” and “ADT 46”, besides “BPT 5204” in about 80 per cent of the area while the balance 20 per cent was brought under “CR 1009” variety.

Officials said that the recent showers parts of Mayiladuthurai experienced had facilitated the transplanting operation to a great extent. Most farmers preferred mechanical operation as it ensured speedy transplanting of the nurseries.

The Agriculture Department, in co-ordination with other departments and agencies has taken steps for supplying mechanical transplanters to farmers.

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