12th May, 2020, Solapur-1, Maharashtra
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Solapur - 1 organized the “Online Workshop for Farmers on Pre-Kharif Planning” today.
While inaugurating the workshop through Video Conferencing, Dr. Lakhan Singh, Director, ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune, Maharashtra stressed on advance planning, arranging quality seeds and necessary inputs. He emphasized on carrying out the identification of farmers, villages, demonstration sites, technology gap assessment and improved cultivars, etc., at the KVK level. Dr. Singh urged the KVK for focusing on organizing the front-line demonstrations in cluster mode which have larger impact in the villages and nearby areas.
Dr. Jyotsna Sharma, Director, National Research Centre on Pomegranate, Solapur, Maharashtra accentuated on situation-based bahar management in pomegranate and presented the recent advisories.
Dr. J.D. Jadhav, Head, Department of Meteorology, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri oriented the farmers about up-coming monsoon and contingent crop planning in Solapur District.
Shri Jayant Kamble, Sub-Divisional Agricultural Officer, Solapur outlined about the efforts being made for the supply of critical inputs on the doorsteps of the farmers.
Dr. L.R. Tambade, Head, KVK, Solapur emphasized on popularizing the improved varieties and technologies of Kharif Crops. He also briefed about the technological orientation on soybean, pigeon pea and onion crop cultivation. Dr. Tambade stressed on linking the crop production with processing and value-addition for higher profits.
The availability of quality seed for Pigeon Pea (BDN -711, BDN-716); Soybean (MAUS-71, DS-228) and Sunflower (Phule Raviraj, MSFH-17) has been assured at the KVK, Farmers’ Producers’ Companies and Mahabeej at the District Headquarters.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune, Maharashtra)