Department of Textile and Handloom
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Sericulture Calendar

Month TASSAR ERI MULBERRY
January A) Identification of Land for Plantation &Nursery
B) Selection of benefeciary
C) Collection of TV & Bogei commercial
crop cocoons
A) DFLs Supply for commercial crop A) Survey & selection of benefeciaries, rearers camp, distribution of leaflets, extension publicity materials.
B) Light cultural operation of mulberry field.
C) Midprunning, cultural operation, Fertlizer application in irrigated mulberry.
February A) Placement of plantation programme in
village committee. 
B) Submission of action plan
(Physical & Financial) to funding
agencies/ Distt. Administration /Controlling
officers
A) Harvest of commercial cocoons and disposal A) Midprunning, cultural operation, Fertlizer application in irrigated mulberry.
B) Rearing of 4th commercial crop.
March A) Collection of seed (Planting material) for nursery programme & aquisation of fund for programme.
B) Cocoon preservation care.
A) Identification of benefeciaries and selection of land. A) Harvest & disposal of commercial crop, raising of nursery.
April A) Raising of Nursery through identified
benefeciaries.
B) Adequate care for basic seed preservation.
A) Collection of castor seeds & its distribution to identified benefeciaries. A) Finalisation of benefeceiaries list
B) Requisition of fund from funding agencies.
May A) Maintenance of temerature & humidity
for basic seed preservatio.
B) Maintenance of nursery.
C) demarcation of plantation area & trencing.
D) Collection of FYM for plantation
A) Sowinig of seeds after onset of Pre-monsoon showers A) Land preparation.
B) Mass disinfection of farmers house & equipments.
June A) Maintenance of nursery
B) Basic DFLs preparation in trivoltine &
adequate care for BV basic seed preservation.
C) Trench-fencing at plantation area.
D) Land development for plantation.
E) Basic seed rearing with trivoltine through
selected seed reares. f) Maintenance of 2nd/3rd
year plantation.
G) training to Pvt. grainures
A) First basic seed crop rearing. A) Prunning & cultural operation, application of FYM & chemical fertiliser.
B) Supply of cuttings & saplings.
C) Plantation work.
D) First commercial crop.
E) Training & supply of startup tools.
F) Requisition of funds from SERIFED
July A) Operation of Bivoltine grainage.                                                                                   
B) Transplantation of seedlings after pit digging, application of Cowdung & insecticides.
C) Basic seed rearing of BV through selected seed rearers. 
D) Collection of TV seed cocoons.
E) Maintenance of 2nd/3rd year plantation.
F) Training to private grainures.
A) Graineuuring of basic seed
B) Training & supply of startup tools to farmers.
A) Disinfection, weeding & cultural operation of new plantation.
B) Harvest of commercial crop & marketing.
August A) Collection of BV seed cocoons.    
B) 2nd grainage operation of TV.  
C) 2nd seed crop TVrearing.              
D) Requisition of funds from SERIFED
for BV cocoon collection
A) First commercial crop. A) Second commercial crop rearing
B) Requisition of fund from SERIFED
September A) Maintenance of economic plantation (cultural operation).
B) Grainage of BV seed cocoons &
commencement of BV commercial crop.
C) Basic seed rearing for seed cocoon
preservation of BV for next year.
A) Second commercial crop. Harvest & disposal of commercial crop A) Cocoon harvesting & Marketing
B) Disinfection.
October A) Management of BV basic seed rearing. 
B) Graineuring with TV seed cocoons &
commercial seed supply of TV.
C) Basic seed rearing through selected
farmers under PPC programme.
D) Requisition of funds from SERIFED
A) Third commercial crop, harvest of commercial crop & disposal of cocoons. A) Third commercial rearing.
B) Requisition of funds from SERIFED for cocoon marketing, stifling & disposal of mulberry cocoons.
November A) Mulching.
B) Harvest of BV basic seed cocoons,
selection & preservation on suitable grainages
with minimum facility for protection of live stock.
C) Collection of BV commercial cocoons & nalia cocoons.
D) Management of 3rd commercial crop of
TV /bogei commercial cocoon crop. 
E) Requisition of funds from SERIFED.
A) Fourth commercial crop. A) Harvesting & maturities of cocoons
B) Disinfection of Rearing House & Rearing Equipments after cocoon harvest.
December A) Collection of commercial TV cocoons,
preservation of TV basic seed cocoons in
PPCs after proper sorting. Collection of
Bogei crop
A) Seed rearing at seed stations. A) Midprunning and cultural operation. (Rainfed Mulberry)
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