Farmers Training On 'Machineries For In-Situ Crop Residue Management” Organized At Kvk, Faridkot From 20-8-18 To 24-8-18 29-08-2018

By Punjab Agricultural University on 29 Aug 2018 | read


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Krishi Vigyan Kendra Faridkot organised training on machineries for in-situ crop residue management under the project “Promotion of Agricultural Technologies for in-situ crop residue management” from 20-8-18 to 24-8-18. 25 participants from different villages of the district participated. During the training, trainees were acquainted in detail about the various technologies which are available for in-situ crop residue management. Dr Rakesh Kumar (Assoc. Prof. Agril Engg) discussed about all the possible combination available for straw management among the participants, like harvesting of paddy with combine with SMS and then sowing of wheat with Happy Seeder. If farmer intend to sow vegetable after paddy he should harvest paddy with combine with SMS, then incorporate the straw using reversible MB plough, followed by rotavator, then sowing of vegetable. If farmers have time before sowing wheat, after harvesting paddy then wet mixing technologies were also shared among the participants. Dr Gurdarshan Singh, Assistant Professor ( Horticulture) shared information about the use of paddy straw for cultivation of mushroom and other uses like straw mulching in orchards and for protection of fruits plants and vegetables during winter. Dr. Sukhwinder Singh, Assistant Professor (Soil Sci.) urged the farmers that incorporating the straw into soil not only helps in reducing the pollution but improves the soil health, if practised for longer period, He also briefed about the nutrient and monetary losses and due to burning of straw. Dr Sukhwinder also discussed in detail the methods of making phospho compost and bio char. Dr Gurlal Singh Gill, Assistant Professor (Animal Science) shared his views on the use of straw as animal feed and other uses like bedding under animals etc. On the last day all the possible machineries were exhibited among the participants, their working and problem that would be encountered during working were also shared by Dr Rakesh Kumar, Assoc. Prof (Agril. Engg.). Queries of the participants about the technologies were answered during the training course.