Crops

about crops

Cropping plans were slightly modified in order to show quick payback and to ensure project sustainability, cash crops were given priority. Hence oilseeds – Mustard & Sunflower were chosen in the first instance. The latest Canola type Mustard variety – PM 30, which was released by IARI only last year, became our main cash crop in 2017. Breeder & Certified seeds were obtained from IARI, under license, to produce certified seed of this latest mustard variety. In pulses category Rajma, Peas & Arhar have been planted. Various types of local & outside vegetables and flowers have been cultivated on trial basis.In cereals wheat, corn etc have been tried.

crops

crops

Project Glimpse Our Plans

The MOU signed with LAHDC is for about 1000 hectares of wasteland to be developed by our Ladakh Farmers & Producers Cooperative Ltd.. The pilot project for the initial 2 years was started in 2016, which was a big success. About 50 hectares have been brought under crop cultivation first time in thousands of years, at this location. The crops grown in 2017 were: Canola type Mustard –Breeder & certified seed ( PM 30), Hybrid Maize, Hybrid Wheat, Sunflower, a few fodder crops, Rajma, Peas, Lobia ( Kidney beans ) several types of local & outside vegetables and