The Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (CWRDM) organised a workshop on drip fertigation on its Kunnamangalam campus on Friday.
Minister for Agriculture K.P. Mohanan opened the workshop, organised jointly with the Agriculture Department. CWRDM scientists C.M. Sushanth and U. Surendran led the workshop which explained in detail the importance of drip fertigation and its effectiveness in saving both water and fertilizers, besides ensuring higher yield and better quality of crops. Over 100 farmers cultivating various crops attended the programme. Officials said the project had identified 22 demonstration plots for drip fertigation in 10 districts in the State. — Staff Reporter