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KVK Moga had Organized 'Harvest Day on Wheat Crop'

The Punjab Agricultural University’s Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Moga, had organized a “Harvest Day on Wheat Crop” on 12.04.18 in collaboration with the Department of Farm Machinery and Power Engineering, PAU for Secretaries and members of cooperative societies of Moga district at Village Ransheekh Khurd.

Dr Amandeep Singh Brar, Deputy Director, KVK Moga, highlighted the activities of KVK and urged the members to create awareness regarding no residue burning and adoption of PAU recommended paddy varieties. He advised participants to adopt the Punjab Agricultural University recommended technologies to manage the paddy straw.

He also urged the members to develop strong linkage with the KVK for adoption of paddy straw management techniques. Dr. M. K. Narang, Extension Specialist, Agricultural Engineering, delivered a lecture on “Paddy Straw Management: Challenges and Solutions.” He discussed various methods and techniques for managing paddy straw and also leftover wheat straw in the field.

Er. Ankit Sharma, Assistant Professor (Agril. Engg.), KVK Moga, make aware the farmers regarding the care and maintenance of tractor and other farm machinery. Mrs. Amanpreet, Assistant Professor (Agronomy), explained the useful tips for the cultivation of kharif crops. She also motivated the farmers to get their field soil and water tested for better nutrient management.

Dr. Dhermider Singh, Assistant Extension Specialist, PAU Ludhiana motivate the farmers to use the university recommendations to increase their profits. He explained about the project on paddy straw management and benefits of in-situ management of paddy straw.

Farmer Harnek Singh of village Ransee Khurd (Moga) also shared his experience about happy seeder technology. S. Sukhdeep Singh, S. Baljeet Singh, S. Jaswant Singh, S. Jasvir Singh, S. Manpreet Singh, S. Surjit Singh, S. Baldev Singh, S. Shinder Pal Singh, S. Iqbal Singh, S. Swaran Singh, S. Amritpal Singh and S. Balwinder Singh etc were present during the event.

Extension literature regarding the technologies explained, ill effects of straw burning and benefits of non-burning of paddy straw were also distributed to the participants. A visit to fields sown with happy seeder was also arranged.

Source: Punjab Agricultural University

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