Farmer - Scientist Interface Organized At Village Diwala 25-09-2018

By Punjab Agricultural University on 26 Sep 2018 | read


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Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Samrala under the guidance of Dr. S C Sharma organized an interactive meet of scientist and farmers for discussing the paddy straw management technologies on 25.09.2018 at Village Diwala. Almost 50 farmers of village Diwala participated and interacted with KVK scientists for discussing the efficient methods and technologies for crop residue management. Dr. S C Sharma Associate Director (trg) KVK gave a call to the farmers for effective utilization of natural resources and efficient management of crop residue for sustainable agriculture and safeguarding the environment. Dr. Devinder Tiwari, Assistant Prof. (Ext. Edu.) highlighted the activities of KVK and urged the farmers to create awareness regarding no residue burning. He advised participants to adopt recommended technologies to manage paddy straw. Er. Karun Sharma Asstt. Prof (Agri. Engg.) delivered a lecture on paddy straw management. He discussed various methods and techniques for managing the paddy straw. He discussed in detail the working of different machines like Happy Seeder, Mulcher, Baler, Seed drill etc. for efficient management of paddy straw. Mrs. Avneet Kaur Asstt. Prof. (Horticulture) explained the utilization of straw in mulching of crops and use of paddy straw in Mushroom Cultivation. Dr. Harshneet Singh, Asstt. Prof. (Soil Science) advised the farmers to use water, fertilizer and chemicals judiciously and explained the benefits of incorporation of straw in soil on soil health. Sh. Sukhjit Singh, Progressive Farmer Village Diwala shared his experience of incorporation of straw in soil health. In the end, scientists answered the queries of the farmers.