Farming in the hills – Carrots

Market Demands Pesticide Treated Vegetables


“It takes 85 days for us to harvest carrot. From 40 days to the next 45 days we apply pesticides to make sure we get a good harvest. We spray pesticides like Galileo, Ergon, Esopron. Esopron is applied so that the head of the carrot looks full. People buy seeing the head of the carrot, better-looking leaves get us a better price, so it has to be nice. I have five acres and I do chemical farming on all five acres. I’d like to do organic farming but no one tells me clearly what to do and people don’t like it.” Rajan, a farmer, Kookulthorai, Nilgiris.

With Keystone Foundation

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