Jute Production Information System.

Contact Info
  • Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres (ICAR).
    Barrackpore, Kolkata- 700120, WestBengal (INDIA).
  • Phone: 033-2535-6121/6122.
    Fax: 033-25350415.
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Organic Approach

Rice straw mulch @ 10 –15 tonnes/ha. reduced the weed dry matter by 58 to 78 percent compared to manual weeding twice and yielded 37 to 44 q/ha fibre. The second manual weeding became redundant. Soil should be well drained and alluvial to sandy in nature.

Mulching maintained better hydrothermal regime of soil. Under irrigated situation as high as 18.7 q red amaranth, 15.6 q data sak and 19 q/ha summer radish can bes harvested from mulched jute field), an additional early revenue from jute field.
This is highly remunerative compared to manual weeding twice. By this system a gross return of Rs. 2.38 to 2.41 was earned against one rupee of investment as total variable cost. The net return varied from Rs. 29,000 to Rs. 30,000 per ha. The total variable cost varied from Rs. 21,000 to Rs. 22,000 per ha, during the year 2004-05.