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Bidar Farmer Embrace New Crop: Avocado Cultivation Shows Promise

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Bidar: The district is traditionally known for its mangoes and watermelons, is witnessing a new agricultural trend – the cultivation of avocado, also known as butter fruit. While avocado is a popular fruit in many parts of India, its cultivation in Bidar is a recent development.

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Pioneering this shift is Dr. Nagendrappa Biradar, a farmer from Allur village in Humnabad taluk. Inspired by the pandemic, Dr. Biradar planted 220 avocado saplings on his 2.5-acre land two years ago. With the help of the local horticulture department, he has been using scientific and organic methods to nurture the plants. The efforts are now bearing fruit, quite literally, as the trees have begun yielding.

The local horticulture department played a key role in this success story. They not only encouraged Dr. Biradar to take up avocado cultivation but also provided him with grafted saplings sourced from Kerala and trained him on proper care techniques.

There’s more to this story than just delicious fruit. Avocado is not only rich in nutrients but also possesses medicinal properties, making it a valuable crop for farmers. Dr. Biradar’s success has grabbed the attention of farmers from neighboring districts like Raichur and Yadgir, who are visiting his orchard to learn from his experience.

Avocado cultivation holds promise for Bidar’s farmers. With its high market value and potential for good yields, this exotic fruit could be a game-changer for the region’s agricultural landscape.

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