Training Program on New Cultivation Measures in Banana Crop Empowers Farmers in Suttur
Suttur, June 9, 2023: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Suttur, in collaboration with the Nanjundeshwara Farmers Producers Company and Isha Foundation, Handuvinahalli, successfully conducted a one-day training program on innovative cultivation methods for plantain crops.
Under the guidance of Dr. G.M. Vinay, Horticulture Scientist at JSS KVK, the participating farmers were equipped with comprehensive knowledge about the latest cultivation techniques in plantain farming. The training program focused on various crucial aspects, including soil testing, pre-cultivation field preparation, crop variety selection, pit digging methods, crop treatment, tissue plantain, integrated nutrient management, drip irrigation, the significance of the Rasaavari method, nutrient deficiency symptoms and their management, effective crop management practices, and pest and disease identification and control measures.
During the program, farmers actively engaged in discussions, highlighting their challenges in horticulture farming and seeking appropriate solutions. Directors, members, and approximately 30 farmers from Devanuru, Badanavalu, Basavapura, Hegadehalli, and nearby villages enthusiastically participated in the training program, benefiting from the valuable insights shared.
The collaboration between ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nanjundeshwara Farmers Producers Company, and Isha Foundation proved to be instrumental in empowering farmers with advanced techniques in banana cultivation. The training program not only enhanced the farmers’ understanding of modern practices but also provided them with practical solutions to overcome challenges in their farming endeavors.