Farmers told to cultivate high yielding varieties during Kharif

KARIMNAGAR: The Agricultural Research Station here organised a meeting of farmers at its adopted Nagula Malliala village in Kothapalli mandal of Karimnagar on Wednesday.

Speaking on the occasion, agriculture scientist (Plant Breeding) Dr. G. Usharani advised farmers to cultivate high-yielding varieties of seeds that are suitable for Kharif season. Coupled with good agricultural practices, farmers will be able to reap higher benefits, she stated.

In this context, Usharani advised farmers to attend the Seed Melas being organised at the nearby research stations of Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agriculture University on May 24.

She said it will be better for farmers to go for the newly released paddy, maize and red-gram crops.

Dr. P. Madhukar Rao, who spoke, suggested to farmers to cultivate green manure crops, which increase soil fertility.

Dr. M. Rajendra Prasad educated farmers about how they can overcome initial pest and disease attacks by various mechanisms.

Mandal agriculture officer Ranjith informed farmers that 65 percent subsidy is available on dhaincha green manure seed at DCMS. He asked farmers to take advantage of this to maintain the fertility of their soil.

Agriculture extension officer Lalitha, village sarpanch Naini Prasad, deputy sarpanch U. Anil, Nagesh and farmers were present on the occasion.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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