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Horticulture News: State-Level Horticulture Fair at Bagalkot.

The three-day State-level horticulture fair was commence from 19th December at University of Horticulture Sciences-Bagalkot and the fair was inaugurated by Mallanna Nagral, who is a progressive farmer.

To mark International Soil Day the university has selected a title ‘healthy soil for healthy life’ and International Soil Day was celebrated recently and also to mark the 50th anniversary of the Green Revolution.

During the three-day programme, for taking best benefits the special events was held to inform the farmers about various researches being made in the field of soil.

For the farmers, exhibition of new varieties of fruits and vegetables was also organized. More emphasis was given for the mechanisation of horticulture sector for getting higher output with limited resources.

Exhibition of honey and wine would be held for promoting this vital industry directly associated with agriculture sector. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, D.L. Maheshwar said, on the occasion, some 23 progressive farmers would be feted.

On the first day after inauguration, an interactive session with the farmers was held where the experts would guide the farmers on the importance of soil testing. He said that since election code of conduct in place for MLC elections, thus the university has not invited any elected representative.

Dr. Maheshwar informed that for the State-level horticulture event, about 160 stalls for agriculture products and 200 stalls for general purpose had been put. Some 80 stalls had been allotted to display various cattle breeds and 25 for agriculture equipment and machineries.