Suttur, January 12, 2022: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra had organized the ‘Hebbala Avare HA-4 (hyacinth beans) crop field day, at the Arakere Village, in K.R. Nagara Taluk, Mysuru District.
In her address, to the farmers Smt. Divya H.V., In-charge Head and Senior Scientist, ICAR JSS KVK, explained the specialty of Hebbala Avare HA-4 variety (hyacinth beans variety) during last year’s pre-monsoon season. She also explained the significance of seed treatment and the precautionary measures that need to be taken during seed production. Earlier, selected farmers of the village were provided with the required seeds, equipment required for the integrated treatment of the crop, neem decoction, light nutrients, fungicide for seed treatment, etc. Information on how to plant the branch, pest management, spraying of neem decoction, uses of vegetable abundance were also provided to the farmers. The farmers produced the new variety crop accordingly, following which the field was conducted in their agricultural fields.
The farmers expressed their view that the new variety of the crop was better than what they used earlier and also opined that they had received a better yield. They also informed that they could sell the crop when they receive better prices and in case of lesser price they can use it for seed production.
Smt. Divya H.V. explained to them that they could earn more profits through seed production. She also informed that the good quality seeds that are separated and dried would be purchased. “You can also store good quality seeds for your own use and also store them for a longer period using a mixture of ash and neem leaves. You can grow this variety in all the seasons and make a profit,” she added.