Promoting Responsible Usage: ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra and Insecticides India Ltd. Collaborate for Awareness Program on Safe Insecticide Usage

Suttur, January 3, 2024: In a proactive initiative towards promoting responsible agriculture practices, the ICAR JSS Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Suttur, in collaboration with Insecticides India Ltd., conducted a comprehensive three-day program aimed at creating awareness about the discreet usage of insecticides. The event specifically targeted disease control managers and addressed critical aspects of Pests, Disease, and Crop Management in Horticultural Crops, with a focus on the safe and discreet usage of Glyfocyte Insecticide.

Dr. Prasad Y.P., Plant Conservation Scientist, took center stage during the program, enlightening participants about Glyfocyte Insecticide, its usage patterns, and the environmental repercussions associated with its extensive use. Dr. Prasad emphasized the guidelines set by the Central Insecticide Board and Registration Committee, which recommend the use of Glyfocyte Insecticide exclusively in dry lands and horticulture crops.

Dr. Shamraj, Cultivation Scientist at JSS KVK, highlighted the importance of timely and judicious insecticide application in agriculture and horticultural crops. He underscored that the proper quantity of insecticides, when used on schedule, plays a pivotal role in reducing insecticide resistance in crops and mitigating potential ill-effects.

Shri Gangappa Hipparagi, Field Manager, emphasized the collective responsibility of agriculturally informed individuals in creating awareness among farmers regarding the proper usage of insecticides. He called for collaborative efforts from all stakeholders to actively contribute to this cause.

Presiding over the program, Smt. Divya H.V., Head (Incharge) of JSS KVK, expressed her concern about the escalating use of insecticides in both agricultural and horticultural practices. She emphasized the broader implications, stating, “Crops cultivated with excessive insecticides not only pose risks of diseases to humans but also impact various other living organisms.”

The event witnessed the active participation of more than 70 Pest Control Managers, signifying a collective commitment towards promoting sustainable and responsible agricultural practices.