Suttur, October 2, 2023: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra in Suttur hosted a groundbreaking event today, demonstrating innovative approaches to weed management in paddy fields and showcasing the Back and Front Power Rotary procedure for mounding in sugarcane crops. Shri Balakrishna, an Engineer from Shrachi Company, led the demonstration, providing hands-on training to over 30 local farmers.
Shri Shamraj, a Cultivation expert from JSS KVK, expressed his concern about the declining number of traditional weed pickers in paddy cultivation. He highlighted the pressing need for adopting eco-friendly weed management practices due to the detrimental impact of excessive pesticide use on soil health. Shamraj emphasized the importance of the power weeder in promoting sustainable farming.
The demonstration focused on the timely application of the power weeder, stressing its effectiveness within 15 to 20 days after sowing in various paddy cultivation methods. Farmers were also educated about the significance of conserving water by stopping the flow in paddy fields during power weeder operation.
This event is part of ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra’s ongoing efforts to bridge the gap between traditional farming practices and modern agricultural technologies. By empowering local farmers with advanced techniques, the Kendra aims to enhance agricultural productivity, promote environmental sustainability, and improve the livelihoods of farming communities in the region.