Suttur, July 7, 2021: The ICAR JSS Krishi Vignan Kendra, Suttur, had organized a training program on technical verification of new paddy variety KMP 225 and seed treatment, at Arakere village in K.R. Nagara Taluk, of Mysuru District.
Senior Scientist and Head (In-charge), JSS KVK, Suttur, Smt. Divya H.V. explained the farmers about the significance of seed treatment and made a demonstration. She explained that paddy gets diseases from seeds and soil. “By providing seed treatment which costs just Rs. 100 several diseases can be prevented apart from reducing the production costs. You can also get rid of the fear of getting lesser yield that may affect due to any disease. Hence, I request you to understand the importance of seed treatment and adopt it compulsorily,” she explained.
New paddy variety KMP 225 identical to IR 64 was distributed to selected farmers on an experimental basis. The KMP 225 paddy variety is identical to IR 64 and appears a little slim and long. The variety was distributed to the farmers to experiment the yield and comparability. “Farmers who received this variety should compulsorily get the soil tested,” she informed. She also informed the farmers to remove the soil sample from 8 different places per acre of land by digging half a feet deep and dry it in shelter. She also educated the farmers about the points that need to be noticed and its importance.
About 34 farmers including both men and women farmers from Aakere village took part in the training program. Smt. Netravathi Yettinamani, Home Scientist, JSS KVK was present.