Which kind of soil is best for growing cotton?
I lived in Georgia, U.S.A. which has red clay soil in the north and sandy loam, which is silt and clay that contains some sand, in the south. Cotton grows well in the southern part of the state, in fact, I grew it in my perennial garden just because it is a pretty plant. Of course, it’s grown commercially for the most part. While cotton likes sandy soils, these are subject to erosion by rains and high winds, so farmers have addressed this by planting rye as a cover crop. Mature rye has roots that hold the soil in place. After it matures, farmers flatten the rye a month before planting cotton. Other than, soil, cotton is very temperature sensitive which is why it only grows in tropical and sub-tropical regions. After all danger of frost is past, cotton is planted when the soil temperature is at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Harvest of the cotton bolls begins 150–200 days after planting.Under ideal growing conditions, the temperature should hover between 90 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. The plant develops a deep and extensive root system that makes it drought tolerant. The roots can grow as much as 1/2 inch per day, according to the University of Florida IFAS Extension. If the temperature dips below 60 degrees or above 100 degrees, the growth of the plant slows or ceases. High nighttime temperatures above 85 degrees can render the plant sterile.The cotton plant flowers non-stop until inclement fall or winter weather arrives. Once the flower is pollinated, it takes 55 days to develop a cotton boll. Cotton plants require full sunlight to adequately grow and produce bolls. If full sunlight is not received, the boll production will be dramatically reduced or stunted. Excessive morning rain can render the cotton plant sterile. The flowers fill with water, which disrupts pollination, and the plant does not get fertilized.Source: What Kind of Climate Does the Cotton Plant Require? | Hunker
How do I grow a money plant in water?
Some tips on how to care a money plant are given below to grow it faster.When to plantYou can start planting your money plant in any season anytime.Where To PlantMoney plant can grow in both direct and indirect sun light. However, too much direct sun light can turn the leaves yellow and even burn them.I have placed my money plant in a shaded verandah where it receives only indirect sun light and it is growing very well, spreading on the ceiling with 8 to 10 branches - all about 5 meter long.Propagation of Money PlantMoney plant is very easy to propagate. The plant is propagated from stem cuttings. It can be grown in both soil and water.Growing Money Plant in WaterThe important step on how to start a money plant from cuttings is to select a healthy branch, about 30 cm.Cut the branch at 45 degree angle above a node, that is the point from where leaves emerge. The branch should have minimum 2-3 nodes on it.Put the cutting in a container like a glass or plastic bottle, glass of water, old electric bulbs, jar filled with clean water.Keep at least one node below the water level.Put the container near sunlight. You can hang the bottle so that the branches fall down.New roots will grow at the nodes in a few weeks.Keep changing water when it becomes turbid, may be once a week.Frequently add water to maintain the level.No fertilizer is necessary, but you can add some nitrate based fertilizer in water for faster growth. I, however, do not add any fertilizer.Money plants do not need much care if you do not overdo anything like sunlight, water and fertilizers. It is difficult to kill so it is known as devil's vine or ivy.Money plant (Scientific or Botanical name: Epipremnum aureum) is a popular houseplant that is grown indoors mostly in water. It is believed that having money plant at home brings good luck, happiness, wealth and prosperity. Money plant is also known by many other names such as golden pothos, silver vine, devil's vine, devil's ivy, Solomon Islands ivy, hunter's robe, ivy arum, taro vine, etc.There is a belief that having a money plant in the house to attract energy of the wealth and prosperity, according to Vastu and Feng Sui.
Which soil is best suitable for growing coffee in Karnataka? Can it be laterite soil?
Go to Mercara( Distt. Kurg).Even a child knows there.I am not the right person please to explain the characteristics of soil for coffee plants.Laterite soil is red in colour. Hyderabad and Coastal Karnataka , where Bellary and Mangalore are situated , to my mind, are the places where Lateritic soil exists. Kudremukh Iron Ore Project( late 70’s, $630million) already exists there (not in Bellary presumably) and prepare Pellets of iron ore , for exports. During the regime of Shah of Iron, the project was conceived to send pellets of iron to Iran. After Shah was arrested and taken to USA, Govt . of India completed the project with remaining financing.
What are the best conditions for growing coffee?
The best conditions for growing coffee are found in land located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, in a space known as “the coffee belt”.As a rule, coffee beans grow best in the topics where temperatures range from 15–30 deg C, rainfall averages between 1,500 to 2,500 mm per year and where relative humidity in maintained in the 70–90% range.The enemy of coffee production is frost. Coffee can tolerate low temperatures, but never frost. Milder "white frosts" only affect the following year's harvest, but more severe frosts known as "black frosts" can kill the entire coffee tree and dramatically decrease the coffee production for many years, as it did in Brazil in 1975 and 1994.Coffee thrives in soils that are well-drained, deep, friable (loamy soil with equal parts of sand, silt and clay) and rich in organic matter with the coffee trees planted on gentle slopes facing north, east or a north-easterly direction.Of the two main species used in the commercial production of coffee beans, Arabica grows best at high altitudes (1,000m to 2,500m) while Robusta prospers in lowland rain-forests and grows quickly in altitudes up to 600m.Footnotes Coffee @ nationalgeographic.com
Does marijuana slow your growth, or does it make you not as tall?
FACT: Marijuana has less health hazards than smoking an equal amount of tobacco cigarettes (especially inorganic brands) or drinking alcohol (more than a few drinks). Makes you wonder why pot is illegal in America, but tobacco and alcohol are extremely popular and heavily advertised... As far as your height goes, it's all genetic. A few joints or bowls of weed won't make you short. It's just another one of those things that is made up to scare kids from doing it. (((Much like drinking coffee stunts kids' growth. I started drinking coffee when I was 10 and was 6'1" in high school. Did it stunt my growth?))) But don't think that there aren't any hazards to smoking pot...
How plants grow?
have you ever seen that time-lapse photography...they grow very quickly... sorry...I haven't got the technical answer...I'm sure someone may provide that for you...
What are the steps taken by the government to improve Indian agriculture?
Various measures taken by the central and state governments from time to time, some of them are:Recently the GOI taken the mission of DOUBLING THE INCOME OF INDIAN FARMERS BY 2022 .There are number of scheme lounched by GOI like Krishi Kalyan Cess, Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna (PKVY), Pradhan mantri krishi sinchai yojana(PMKSY), eNam, Mera goan Mera Gaurav, soil health card, Krishi dak, Pradhan mantri Faisal bima yojana, etc.To begin with government took lead in providing various facilities on its own. In course of time different types of activities were entrusted to specific public agencies.Another important input was the widespread use of radio and television for acquainting farmers in new and improved techniques of cultivation.The crop insurance was another step to protect the farmers against losses caused by crop failure on account of natural calamities like drought, flood, hailstorm, cyclone, fire, diseases etc.Easy availability of capital or investment input through a well-knit network of rural banking and small scale cooperative societies with low interest rates were other facilities provided to the farmers for modernisation of agriculture.Special weather bulletins for farmers were introduced on radio and television.The government announced minimum support price for various crops removing the elements of uncertainty. It ensures minimum price for the crop grown by the farmers.The government abolished the zamindari system. It was followed with the consolidation of small holdings to make them economically viable.