Farmers in basic land spots of Karnataka can assume of taking up cultivation of cashew as a professional crop, according to TR Guruprasad, a cashew scientist.

Talking at a webinar on ‘Modern cashew cultivation practices’, organised by the Krishi Vijnan Kendra of Kolar in Karnataka on Friday, he stated that about one lakh hectares of basic land spots in distinctive districts of Karnataka can be made use of for cashew cultivation. Farmers in districts this sort of as Kolar, Chikkaballapura, Tumakuru, Mysuru, Mandya, and Chitradurga can assume of taking up cultivation of cashew as a professional crop, he stated.

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The region can save international trade to a excellent extent if farmers in basic land spots of Karnataka also assume of taking up cultivation of cashew as a professional crop, he stated.

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He also highlighted the effective situation reports of cashew cultivation in basic land spots of Karnataka. Crimson soil and laterite soil are best suited for cashew cultivation in basic land spots, he extra.