H.D. Kote Taluk, July 10: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra, Suttur, had organized a frontline demonstration of the new paddy variety KMP-220 and a training program for farmers.
Senior Scientist and JSS KVK Incharge Smt. Divya H.V. explained the significance of seed treatment and demonstrated. She also explained how paddy gets several diseases from seeds and soil. “The diseases can be prevented by seed treatment spending just Rs. 50-Rs.100 and save the crop and also reduce production costs,” She informed. Hence farmers should consider seed treatment as important and adopt it.
The new paddy variety KMP-22 that resembles Jyothi variety paddy was distributed to the farmers on an experimental basis. The KMP-220 variety paddy resemble the Jyothi variety and in fact it provides more yield, and has less prone to diseases. It is released by the Agricultural University. Hence, it was distributed to the farmers to test the yield and match the capacity and quality.
On the occasion, Smt. Divya also informed the farmers to get the soil checked and shared the precautionary measures that they should follow while taking soil samples.
Sri Shamraj, Cultivation Scientist, JSS KVK, and Sri Jayram, Officer, Dharmsthala Organization shared information about mechanization in paddy. Sri Nagaraj, farmer facilitator, and 34 farmers took part in the program.