Apple Gardens Soon in Adilabad District
Farmers in Adilabad district are showing keen interest in raising apple gardens, Presently Cotton is the main crop in Adilabad district
Recently scientists from the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, visited Adilabad district and found that it has favorable conditions for raising apple plantations.
Scientists found that conditions were favorable in Kerameri, Jainoor, Narnoor and Bazarhathnoor mandals. Places which record high rainfall and low temperatures are ideal for apple cultivation. Temperatures in the range of 4-5 degrees Celsius will be favorable for apple growth. On December 20 2014 , a minimum temperature of 3.9 degrees C was recorded in Kerameri, which also receives rainfall during summer.
CCMB scientists find four mandals suitable even for raising strawberries and grapes.
Adilabad district has beautiful hills, ghat roads and is rich in natural beauty. It has pleasant weather conditions even during summer.
The CCMB scientists produced an apple seed which will help in raising plants even in areas which record minimum temperatures of 10 degrees Celsius.
Kerameri has been identified by CCMB scientists as the most ideal mandal for raising apples. They suggested that farmers can raise strawberries, cherries and grapes. Farmers are cultivating oranges and mangoes in the mandal.
Weather conditions similar to States like Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir prevail in Adilabad district. Following the advice of scientists, farmers in the district are planning to take up apple cultivation.
Some farmers expressed readiness to raise apple crop instead of cotton. They believe that they can overcome debt burden and earn profits. Farmers are looking forward to the telangana government for help in the form of subsidies.