Suttur, March 14, 2023: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Suttur, in association with the Coconut Development Board, Bengaluru, had organized a Coconut Field Day, at Haratale Village in Nanjangud Taluk.
Heggadanahalli Gram Panchayat Chairman Ratnamma presided over the program. Govindaraju, Member, Gram Panchayat, Haratale, Mallesh, former Chairman, Farmers Produce Association, Lokesh H.B., President, Hullalli Farmer Producers’ Organization, and member Raju took part in the program. JSS KVK scientists Dr. Vinay G.M. (Horticulture), Rajanna G.J. (Soil Science) and Dr. Prasad Y.P. (Plant Protection) also took part.
In the beginning Govindaraju explained the importance of agriculture and trainings conducted at JSS KVK and advised the farmers to utilize the facilities available. Dr. Vinay G.M. spoke about various varieties in coconut crop, specialities of mother coconut trees and intercropping.
Rajanna G.J., provided information about the integrated nutrition management in coconut crop and explained about the soil test. He also explained that through managing nutrition based on soil test, the health of coconut crop can be protect and it also helps in getting a good yield. By putting coconut crop waste to the soil, the carbon content in the soil can be increased, which helps in increasing soil fertility.
Farmer Producers’ Association member Raju advised the farmers to utilize the facilities available from the JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra. He explained how he received a good yield by utilizing light nutrients based on the information provided by the Horticulture scientists.
Dr.Prasad Y.P., Plant Protection Scientist explained about the various diseases that affect coconut crop and pests and its management.
Rajanna gave demo on integrated nutrition management. More than 50 farmers from Haratale village participated and utilized the benefits of the program.