Farmers’ Field Day organized

SKUAST-Jammu scientists with farmers during Summer Pulse Day programme.
SKUAST-Jammu scientists with farmers during Summer Pulse Day programme.

Excelsior Correspondent
SAMBA, June 17: In connection with the SKUAST-Jammu’s initiative to double the farmers’ income by intervening in the existing cropping system, Pulses Research Sub Station, Samba of SKUAST-Jammu in collaboration with ICAR-IIPR, Kanpur and Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, New Delhi, organized Farmers’ Field Day in Bishnah, Kotli Matkolian and Saran villages of Samba and Jammu districts.
During the programme, which was organized under the guidance of Dr J P Sharma, Director Research, of SKUAST-Jammu, farmers were apprised about short duration varieties of summer pulses, which can fit well in existing farmers cropping systems so that the income of the farmers can be enhanced by double and even more.
Dr J P Sharma, while interacting with the farmers at Bishnah, discussed about various benefits of summer pulses in our domain. He also replied the quarries of progressive pulses growers about timely marketing and seed production progarmme in FRA.
Dr Gurdev Chand , Asstt Professor (Plant Physiology) of FBSc, Chatha, also educated about the role of biotic and abiotic stresses in pulses crops and remedies thereafter. Dr Brij Nandan Mankotia highlighted the various production technologies, including the mechanization of pulses in our region for effective crop and seed production farmers friendly technologies. He also highlighted the importance and role of pulses in agro-ecosystem of the farmers.