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Farmer Scientist Interface under CRM at Wan Tara Singh on 11.10.2018

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Booh, Tarn Taran of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana organised  a Farmer-Scientist interface on  ” Crop residue management under a project on “Promotion of Agricultural Mechanization and Machinery for In- situ Management of Crop Residue” at border village Wan Tara Singh  wherein  approximately 450 farmers participated in the programme.  Dr. Balwinder Kumar, Deputy Director (Training) of KVK welcomed to all the officers and farmers and  stressed on the importance of In-situ paddy straw management among the farmers and he advised that we all should make efforts so that no farmer in the Punjab should burn the paddy straw as it causes adverse effect on soil health and will cause serious consequences for future generations. Dr Navjot Singh Brar informed that weed problem is minimized in happy seeder sown wheat crop and also explained  other about various implements like MB plough, Mulcher and Zero till drill, which can be used to manage paddy straw properly. Dr. Anil Kumar stressed that many Micro-nutrients and organic matter gets lost by paddy straw burning. Dr. Hardyal Singh Retired Deputy Director Horticulture shared his views with the farmers on straw management. Live demonstration of happy seeder  was displayed in the  farmer field. Literature related to residue burning and key rings were also distributed to the farmers.  All the farmers assured that they will disseminate message of KVK for not to burn paddy straw to every farmer of district Tarn Taran and will put their whole effort for residue management. They appreciated the effort of KVK for organising such programme in the borber village.

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