KVK and FASC, Sangrur conducted village level camp at Haryau under campaign on "Climate Resilient and Smart Agriculture”
To rekindle a global pursuit to adopt sustainable life style and practices a campaign on climate resilient and smart agriculture was organised by Krishi Vigyan Kendra and Farm Advisory Service Centre, Sangrur at the adopted village Haryau under the guidelines of Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers welfare, Govt. Of India, ICAR-ATARI, Zone-1 and PAU, Ludhiana.
Ludhiana, May 29, 2023: To rekindle a global pursuit to adopt sustainable life style and practices a campaign on climate resilient and smart agriculture was organised by Krishi Vigyan Kendra and Farm Advisory Service Centre, Sangrur at the adopted village Haryau under the guidelines of Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers welfare, Govt. Of India, ICAR-ATARI, Zone-1 and PAU, Ludhiana. The campaign was based on the concept of LIFE in Lifestyle for Environment. The theme of the campaign was soil health management by improving nutrient use efficiency, soil organic carbon management and water saving.
During the campaign, Dr. Mandeep Singh, Associate Director (Training), Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sangrur welcomed the farmers and made them aware about efficient nutrient and water management strategies in agriculture, adoption of climate resilient and climate smart agricultural practices like direct seeding of rice, crop diversification, use of short duration paddy varieties, alternate crops to rice, soil testing, green manuring, etc. He explained in detail about the package and practices for direct seeding of rice for water saving. He also exhorted to follow irrigation scheduling in rice and omit phosphorus application in rice following wheat that received recommended dose of phosphatic fertilizer. He also answered the queries raised by the farmers regarding problems faced by them in DSR during the previous year.
Dr. Ashok Kumar, Assistant Professor (Soil Science) discussed about importance of soil test based nutrient application in crops. He interpreted and distributed soil test reports and explained each and every soil test report of the present famers over there. Dr. Kumar observed that soil of the village Haryau are found phosphorus and sulphur deficient in most of the samples, therefore, he urged upon the use of use of phosphatic fertilizers in Kharif crops particularly in low category phosphorous soils. He also guided the farmers to use gypsum in sulphur deficient areas. Queries regarding method of application of phosphatic fertilizers, need of zinc fertilizers to paddy, nutrient needs of cotton crops, method of irrigation water sampling etc. were also answered.
Dr. Sunil Kumar, Assistant Professor (FMPE) explained in detail about the machinery used for direct sowing of rice, setting and working of the machine and weedicide spray attachment etc. He urged the farmers for laser levelling before going for DSR.
At the end literature regarding cultivation practices of DSR, nutrient & pest management in cotton were distributed. KVK and FASC team also visited the fields of S. Sewa Singh and S. Hamir Singh alongwith main organisers of the campaign S. Vakeel Singh and S. Sukhdev Singh.