Sutturu, August 7, 2019: The Institution of Agricultural Technologists, Mysuru Chapter, Mysuru, in association with the JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra, had organized a workshop on ‘Paddy Production Technologies’, at the ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra, in Sutturu, on August 7, 2019.
In his introductory address Dr. Arun Balamatti, Head, JSS KVK, Suttur, explained that the objective of organizing this workshop is to create awareness among the farmers’ about adopting short-term cultivation methods as there has been a delay in releasing water to the canals and increase crop production by using a different variety of crops.
Dr. M.A. Shankar, Director (Retd.) Research, GKVK, Bengaluru, inaugurated the workshop. In his address, he expressed his view that the farmers can get 70 quintals of yield in one acre of paddy field. But they are getting only 20-25 quintals due to different reasons. This workshop throws light on how to fill up this gap through technology. By gaining knowledge the farmers can get a good yield.
Sri Krishnamurthy, Vice President, Institution of Agriculture Technologists, Mysuru Chapter, Mysuru, presided over the program. “The number of agriculturists is declining. Nobody wants to stay in villages these days. Poet Sarvajna has explained the importance of farmers in his vachanas. The farmers should know their importance and be proud of their profession,” he said and advised the farmers to utilize the benefits of crop insurance.
In the technical session, Dr. M.A. Shankar spoke about integrated nutrition management in paddy. While Sri Shamraj, Scientist, Institution of Agriculture Technologists spoke about direct sowing of paddy, Sri S. Satish spoke on management of paddy diseases, Sri J.G. Rajanna spoke on soil health and Smt. H.V. Divya explained about the paddy seed production.
Many farmers from Suttur and surrounding villages took part in the workshop. Sri Srujan, student of agriculture gave an invocation. Sri Shamraj, Scientist, KVK gave a vote of thanks and Smt. Divya compered.