Farmer Arvind Jat of Barwani district of Madhya Pradesh has produced 14-inch long bananas using new technology in Banana Farming. He claims that he has made the first 14 inches long banana in India. Till now, such a long banana has not been produced. Now the farmer has demanded that his name be recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records, and he is also making efforts for this.
Arvind Jat says that he has been cultivating bananas since 1985. Earlier, he traditionally used to prepare banana plants from banana tubers and plant them in his fields, in which the cost was high, and the profit was low.
In this, he used to give water to the plants through a sari. There was no system of fertilizer management. He noticed that some farmers in the border districts of Maharashtra adjoining Madhya Pradesh were getting good production by planting a new variety of bananas. He went there and talked to the farmers and made them understand the technique of the sound output of bananas.
After this, he decided to cultivate bananas with the same technique. However, it was not that easy for them either. Some farmers of the area told him that this variety is not for our site and you will plant this variety by spending so much money and if the production is not done, there can be a lot of loss. But he did not give up and brought the G-9 variety of banana from Jalgaon in Maharashtra and cultivated it.
Cultivate bananas with this method
Arvind explains that for this, the preparation of the field has to be done in advance. First of all, the area is deeply ploughed and left during the summer days. After this, before the rains, rotted manure is put in the field and mixed well with the rotavator. Later, G-9 varieties of bananas are planted by making beds in the area. Plant to plant distance is kept at 5.6 feet, and line to line distance is 5 feet.
After this, the drip is laid, and water is given to the plant according to a micro-irrigation system. After this comes the turn of fertilizer. Some basal doses for manure are given directly into the soil at some distance from the plant and then through fertigation using water-soluble fertilizers now to waste and micro new train plants.
Farmer Arvind says that he has cultivated bananas on his 6 acres of land this year. Due to sound technology and care, they are getting bumper production this year. He is claimed to have produced the longest in India on his farm. Arvind says that banana cultivation on 6 acres has cost about 7 lakh rupees. At the same time, he expects a net profit of Rs 20 lakh from banana cultivation this year.
‘No such claim has come to us.’
According to Arjun Singh, Agricultural Scientist of Banana Research Center Trichy Tamil Nadu, only 10 to 11 inches long banana of G-9 variety has been found. If the farmer has produced a 14-inch long banana, it is a matter of investigation. He said that we had not received any such claim from any farmer. If any farmer says such a thing, he should claim with the whole process.