Suttur, October 22, 2019: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra had organised an awareness programme on fertilizers for farmers, in Suttur.
Addressing the farmers on the occasion, Dr. K.V. Keshavaiah, Professor, V.C. Farm Division Research Centre, Mandya, expressed his view that the farmers should ensure that the fertilizers they use mixes completely with the soil. He explained that while using fertilizers the farmers should ensure that there is 4 inches distance from the root. He also provided information about the various type of fertilizers.
Dr. T. Bhagyalakshmi, Assistant Professor, Mandya Agriculture University explained about the new type of fertilizers. Sri B.S. Deepak, Assistant Director, Agriculture Department, Nanjangud, provided information about soil testing, method of removing soil from the plant for testing and soil health certificate. Dr. Niranjan, R&D Division, Mangalore Fertilizers, Hassan, shared information about the integrated nutrition management of the crops.
Dr. D.S. Somashekar, Deputy Director, Agriculture Department, Mysuru, presided over the programme. He expressed his view that today the farmers have reached a stage where they consider that they cannot grow anything without using fertilizers. He called upon the farmers to know whether they can use organic manure, bio-fertilizers, green manure and compost-based on the soil testing in their respective fields and thereby adopt sustainable agriculture methods.
Sri K.R. Ravindra, Deputy Director, ATMA programme, Agriculture Department welcomed the participants. Dr. Arun Balamatti, Head, JSS KVK compered and Sri J.G. Rajanna gave a vote of thanks.
Farmers inaugurating the ‘awareness programme on fertilizers,’ held at the ICAR JSS KVK, in Suttur. Agriculture Department Deputy Director, Mandya V.C. Farm Scientists, officials from Mangalore Fertilizers and heads of various departments of KVK are seen in the picture.