Suttur, Dec. 15, 2020: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra, in association with the Indian Institute of Rice Research, Hyderabad and Agriculture Department, ATMA, T. Narasipura had organised a ‘Paddy Direct Sowing from Drum Seeder and Integrated Crop Management’ field day, at Danaykanapura Village in T. Narasipura Taluk. Sri Satish S., In-charge Head, JSS KVK, Sri Shamraj, Agricultural Scientist, Dr. Somashekar, Deputy Director, Agriculture Department, Smt. Kumuda, Director, ATMA Sub Project, Smt. Kavya, Agricultural Officer, and Sri Shivanna, ATM Project, Agriculture Department were present in the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Sri Satish S., In-charge Head, JSS KVK shared information on the methods of seed treatment in paddy, its benefits, integrated disease, and pest management importantly cultivation methods, managing mechanical procedures, bio procedure, chemical procedure and how disease and pest problems would reduce through proper air, light, and plants from the drum seeder director sowing method. He also shared information on how to save spraying expenses.
Scientist Sri Shamraj explained about the preparation of field, direct sowing through drum seeder, sowing method, water management, nutrition management, crop management. He also explained, while the production cost would reduce by 40% through the direct sowing method, income would increase by 60% due to more yield.
Somashekar, Deputy Director, Agriculture Department explained in detail about the various facilities that are available to the farmers from the Agriculture Department. He advised the farmers to adopt drum seeder direct sowing procedure, and reduce the production cost and get more income.
Sri Shivanna, of ATMA programme of Agriculture Department, welcomed the gathering, Smt. Kavya gave a vote of thanks. Agriculture Department officers and 65 farmers took part in the programme.