One-Day Training Program on Scientific Cultivation Methods in Ginger Crop Held at Suttur

Suttur, June 28, 2024: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) in Suttur organized a one-day training program on ‘Scientific Cultivation Methods in Ginger Crop.’ The event aimed to educate farmers on modern and efficient farming techniques to enhance ginger crop yield and soil health.

Presiding over the program, Sri Shivashankarappa, Director of the Horticulture Department, JSS Mahavidyapeetha, emphasized the importance of using fertilizers judiciously to maintain soil health and achieve better crop yields. He dispelled the misconception that ginger cultivation depletes soil health, advocating for regular soil tests and integrated management practices.

Dr. B.A. Jnanesh, Senior Scientist and Head of ICAR JSS KVK, encouraged farmers to adopt mixed crop cultivation and integrated agricultural methods to reduce dependency on a single crop. He highlighted the benefits of scientific farming techniques in reducing overall farming expenses.

Sri Satish, Assistant Horticulture Officer from Nanjangud, informed attendees about various facilities available for farmers engaged in horticultural crop cultivation. Sri Rajanna J.P. urged farmers to gather comprehensive information to improve their farming practices.

Dr. Vinay, a Horticulture Scientist at JSS KVK, delivered an insightful session on integrated cultivation methods for ginger. He covered topics such as the uses and varieties of ginger, land preparation, green manure, fertilizer application, seed treatment, pit preparation, integrated water management, and organic farming. Dr. Vinay also provided guidance on preparing soil before and after cultivation and measures to take during adverse weather conditions.

Soil expert Rajanna detailed the significance of soil in ginger cultivation, the importance of soil testing, integrated nutrient management, and the use of ‘Shunti Samruddhi’ introduced by IISR. Dr. Prasad Y.P., a Plant Conservation Scientist at JSS KVK, discussed various diseases affecting ginger crops and the characteristics of pests and insects, along with their integrated management strategies.

The event was attended by Smt. H.V. Divya, Shamraj, Rakshit Raj, and Gangappa Hipparati from JSS KVK. More than 70 farmers from Mysuru, Chamarajanagara, Hassan, and Kodagu Districts participated and benefited from the training program.