AI In Agriculture.


The vast majority of Indian Agriculture still follows the traditional methods of bullocks pulling ploughs and manual weeding and harvesting of crops. This is due to the landholding sizes being too small for mechanised farming though farmers with larger holdings do use power tillers, tractors and even harvester combines.


I see little scope for AI in our farming when there is still considerable scope for mechanising on the one hand and increasing return to organic farming on the other hand. The other AI, Artificial Insemination however is very popular and effective in our dairy sector which is still very much part of our Agriculture sector as even large dairies buying milk from small farmers who keep milch cattle as a side business to their main agricultural activities.

This is my take on this week’s Friday 6 On 1 blog post topic. The other five bloggers who write on the same topic every Friday are Sanjana, PadmumRaju, Shackman and Conrad.  This week’s topic was suggested by Sanjana. Please do go over to their respective blogs to see what they have to say on the topic. Thank you.

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