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Planning & Management

     Sericulture being multi-disciplinary process involving growth of mulberry and silkworm rearing while propagating the new hybrids proper planning is required including preparation of full calendar of operations both for field as well as rearing. Before starting rearing, the following aspects are to be looked into :-

Proper maintenance of mulberry garden as per the calendar of operation and availability of proper quality of mulberry leaf in sufficient quantity.

Availability of separate and sufficient rearing space and equipment

Proper disinfection

Effective extension and timely guidance to farmers
THRUST AREAS

Concentrate more on traditional areas proven successful so that better vertical growth is achieved

Encourage adoption of new technologies at village & block level for better results and viable benefits

Reorient the production strategies towards increase in productivity and market needs

Buildup sound extension network to ensure time bound and result oriented technology dissemination in the field

   These thrust areas are infact interdependent & act as a spring board for achieving the set Targets of Quality & Productivity in silk production in comparison to poor genetic potentiality of the Traditional breeds.


 
Please Note
The nutritious quality leaf is the single largest factor that determines the crop success.
Non-nutritious leaves could result in weak larvae and frequent crop failures.

Do 

Incubate eggs maintaining proper temperature (25C)  & humidity (80%) in covered pot/trays
Choose cooler well ventilated room for rearing
Manipulate the temperature and humidity to obtain the ideal climate for different stages of rearing
Make the worms to settle for moult uniformly and resume feeding uniformly
Transport the chawki reared worms during cooler hours preferably during night

Don't

Do not just keep the eggs in the trays or hanging for incubation
Avoid rearing in hot and badly ventilated rooms
Do not rear the worms at below 22C & 65% RH and beyond 30C & 80% RH
Avoid stopping feeding early and resuming feeding late which makes the worms weak
Do not transport chawki reared worms during hotter hours

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