This video interviews a farmer on his experiences of using both the normal method and the System of Wheat Intensification (SWI) method for cultivation of wheat
In this video made by Action for Social Advancement (ASA) Gadarwara with digitalGREEN, Anil Kumar talks with Seetaram Yadav, a farmer from Dholsara, Madhya Pradesh on his experiences of using both the normal method and the System of Wheat Intensification (SWI) method for cultivation of wheat. He asks Seetaram Yadav to talk of his experiences of both the methods and his observations regarding the advantages and disadvantages of using both the methods.
Mr Yadav informs that in his experience, SWI has a number of advantages and includes the need for less number of seeds for sowing, low use of fertilisers, ease in sowing, planting and harvesting and more production with larger, resistant and very highly productive crops. He explains how he goes about in using the SWI method "We work on the seed by treating it, the seed is then put in water for 8 hours, seed puffs up, we dig small pits and then put the seeds in there" he informs.
Mr Yadav takes us to his fields where he has SWI planted wheat crops on one side and the crops produced using normal wheat cultivation on one side. He shows how the SWI fields look greener with healthier, bigger and highly productive crops and advises small farmers with less land to take advantage of this method as this method can yield dramatic results with less number of seeds, no need for fertilisers and pesticides and the development of bigger and resistant, healthy crops.