KVK, Hoshiarpur organizes field day on super seeder sown wheat
The participating farmers were provided literature and summer vegetable seed kits for integrated nutrition gardening.
Ludhiana, March 25, 2022: Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana and Department of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of Punjab have been advocating the non-burning of paddy residue to avoid environmental degradation and better soil health. Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hoshiarpur is organizing various extension activities for creating awareness among the farming community to curb the practice of paddy residue burning for the last 4 years. In this context, KVK Hoshiarpur organized a field day on Super Seeder sown wheat at Kheti Bhavan, Bhunga on 23-3-2022 in collaboration with Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Bhunga.
Dr. Maninder Singh Bons, Deputy Director (Training), KVK Hoshiarpur in his address highlighted the harmful effects of burning of crop residue burning and urged the farmers to shun residue burning for safeguarding the environment. He also gave detailed information on paddy residue management machinery and technologies and discussed about the use of paddy straw as biogas, mulch and in mushroom cultivation. Dr. Bons also shared important tips regarding cultivation practices and management of pests and diseases of summer and kharif crops.
During the field day, Dr. Sukhpalvir Singh, Agricultural Development Officer, Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Bhunga gave a brief overview of the different schemes of the department for the welfare of the farmers and laid stress on need of custom hiring and cooperative basis for proper utilization of paddy residue machineries. He also discussed about improved cultivation practices for sugarcane cultivation.
KVK expert Dr. Kanwarpal Singh Dhillon, Assistant Professor (Animal Science), KVK Hoshiarpur discussed about the different nutrients available in paddy residue, need for their preservation and use of paddy straw as fodder. He also sensitized the farmers regarding disease management in dairy animals.
Dr. Pritpal Singh Thiara, Block Technology Manager, ATMA shared the activities under ATMA scheme and facilities for farmers of the area and also shed light on importance of soil testing.
On this occasion many progressive farmers of the area, Sh. Tarsem Singh, village Neela Naloya, Sh. Aman Dass, village Dhakki, Sh. Malkit Singh, village Hariana, Sh. Manpreet Singh, village Fatehpur, Sh. Narinder Singh, village Sheikhan, Sh. Surinder Singh, village Sheikhan, Sh. Shivdev Singh, village Roran, Sh. Sukhjinder Singh, Manager, FAPRO participated in the programme and had fruitful discussion with the experts.
The participating farmers were provided literature and summer vegetable seed kits for integrated nutrition gardening. Field demonstrations plots on Super seeder sown wheat were also visited by the farmers.