To avoid monsoon problems, early Kuruvai and late Samba have been suggested.

Tamil Nadu Senior Agro Technocrats Forum team suggests early start of kuruvai and late launch of samba paddy cultivation . Farmers in delta districts usually take up kuruvai between July and August .

Trichy: An intensified northeast monsoon threatens delta farmers who cultivate kuruvai or samba paddy, which results in crop damage, forcing the government to compensate them each year.A Tamil Nadu Senior Agro Technocrats Forum team has suggested early start of kuruvai and late launch of samba paddy cultivation to avoid this well-known danger in paddy cultivation.Farmers in delta districts usually take up kuruvai between July and August.When the soil is ready to harvest in October, monsoon rain damages the crop.

He said that it is better to go for direct sowing.They can harvest their produce well in advance, he said, if they do it well before the seasonal rains.Monsoons tend to intensify by mid-October and continue until December.So farmers can avoid damage to samba crop in the rain if they started cultivating samba paddy between August 15 and September first week, according to him.

Since it would not be feasible, farmers should save water by using rainwater and groundwater.Kalaivanan said that the government should raise the possibility among the farmers in this regard.Putin Rajamoorthi, a farmer in Thirukattupalli, said it was a valuable tip.This would prevent the production of large numbers of nursery, transplantation, and harvest.To ensure that we can plan, the government should fix the date of water release from Mettur reservoir in Cauvery river.