Ragi field day

Ragi field day

Suttur, Dec. 10, 2020: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra, Suttur, had organised ‘Ragi Field Day,’ at Arakere Village in K.R. Nagara Taluk, on December 10, 2020. About 20 farmers were provided training in seed production and value addition, short-term KMR 630 and white ragi KMR 340 variety seed treatment, and sowing seeds were also distributed to them in this village during this year monsoon. As the farmers had received a good harvest, ‘Ragi field day’ was conducted.

Ragi variety KMR 630 Field Day
Smt. Netravathi Yettinamani, In-house scientist, JSS KVK explained the farmers about the various uses of white ragi variety KMR 340. “It is a white colour crop and can be used in bakery products and making papads. Also, this variety of ragi has more proteins. Farmers can produce up to 12-14 quintals of produce per acre. They can also earn more profits if they enhance this variety,” she said.
 
Ragi variety KMR 630 Field Day
H.V. Divya, Scientist (Seed Technology), JSS KVK explained about KMR 640 variety. “It is a short-term variety, and gives yield within 95-100 days. It is suitable to sow during August, after harvesting the tobacco crop. It is also a disease-resistant crop and gives 12-14 quintals of produce in rainy land and 18-20 quintals in irrigated land. Farmers can earn up to Rs. 1,000 more profit per quintal after cleaning it,” she explained. 

2020-12-12T07:34:25+00:00