Telang I Jalur 6

Conditions are suitable for monitoring: Main problems: lack of sufficient soil ripeness, related to poor structure operation.

(Pictures 1-14 are from the proposed monitoring area in Telang I)

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1. First Holding (LUT1) Flooding Type B,picture taken Aug.2002

The average yield is about 5 ton/ha for one crop per year. From February until September the fields are non-used as shows in the heavy weed-growth.

2.Mechanical land preparation

This is about the same location as the previous picture, but now taken on 24 Oct.2002. Land preparation for the whole secondairy unit is for 100% mechanized

3. Clod from the surface

This clod from the surface is still only nearly ripe, the subsoil is even less ripe.

4. The field road in the middle in between the tertiary canals.

The TAM project will considerably improve the infra-structure at field level

5.Structure subject to side-flows

Reasonable condition of the flapgate tertiary structure, only lots of weeds and lack of maintenance. There is a side-flow problem during extreme high tides.

6. Tertiary structure. Picture taken in Oct.2002

The canal has been cleaned, Look the previous picturetaken in Aug. The tertiary structure still needs protection to prevent side-flows.

7. The SPD which will be cleaned by PU.

The SPD secondary canal is well maintained by the farmers, but a there is no operation of the secondary structure. (Open system)

8. Fishpond near House

No acidity problems for the fishpond near the house, also no problem for saline water intrusion in most years

9. The SDU (no structures in SDU)

The SDU secondary canal is very badly maintained, but PU will clean the SDU this year.

10. Secondary structure Jalur 6 (south)

The Southern Secondary structure in the SPD is of very good quality, but is not operated.

11. One of the sliding gates is not operational. The wheel is not lost but has been stored by the P3A.

12.The pin which holds the wheel has broken. There is an urgent need for O&M of this structure by farmers (P3A).

13. The flapgate stands open. The chain that holds the flapgate is lost. There may be an urgent need to explain to farmers the need to operate the structure. Most important: somebody should be made responsible

14. This is the northern secondary structure in the SPD. The structure is of good quality. Only the iron net to protect the structure against garbage is broken.

15. Lots of garbage caused by the broken iron net and bad maintenance of the structure.

16. Most of the structure is in good condition

Repair is required of the flapgate on the west side.Picture taken in Aug.2002

17. Picture taken on 24 Oct.2002. of the northern secondary structure

The secondary canal has been cleaned. The structure needs still reapair of the trash-racks and the side slopes near the structure need better protection

18. The strange fact: the drier areas (Type C) have two crops per year and the wetter areas (Type B) have only one crop per year.

19. This area is type B and even at the peak of the dry season very wet. Yields are much lower here. A proof that ripeness of the soil plays a major role in potentials, together with the mechanization. The wet soil and soil ripeness conditions could be considerably improved by better gate control, especially during the dry season.

20. Farmers are here convinced that the type C soil has better potentials for two crops per year than Type B(reason: ripeness condition of surface soil) They claim that one farmer had a yield of 9.7 ton dry husked rice/ha this year.