20th October, 2020, Jalna - II, Maharashtra
The Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jalna - II, Maharashtra virtually organized the Farmers’-Scientists’ Forum and Rabi Crops Mela today.
The Chief Guest, Dr. Lakhan Singh, Director, ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune, Maharashtra stressed on developing the newly created KVK into a model KVK. It can be possible by creating the functional demonstration units, making instructional farm exemplary, demonstrating latest technologies addressing varied agro-ecologies of the District, building strong linkage and convergence with the other organizations. He urged for focusing more on doubling the farmers’ income, crop diversification, post-harvest processing, value-addition, drought mitigating technologies and skill development, etc.
Dr. D.B. Deosarkar, Director (Extension Education), Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Agricultural University, Parbhani, Maharashtra suggested the farmers for adopting the BBF technology for chickpea cultivation.
Dr. S.B. Pawar, Associate Director (Research), NARP delivered a Lecture on “Rabi Sorghum cultivation technology and management practices to be followed in pigeonpea”.
Prof. A.V. Gutte, Extension Agronomist, RAEEC, Aurangabad advised the farmers about the chickpea cultivation practices and management practices to be followed in cotton.
Dr. S.D. Somwanshi, Head, KVK, Jalna - II, Maharashtra briefed about the planning for the Rabi crops.
Dr. G. Rajender Reddy, Director, MGM Institute, Aurangabad & Gokhale Education Society suggested the farmers for focusing more on water harvesting, water budget to stop excess exploitation of natural resources.
More than 200 farmers virtually participated in the Technology Week.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune, Maharashtra)