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KVK organises field day on maize crop
9/19/2017 11:22:07 PM
Early Times Report

Reasi, Sept 19: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology-Jammu (SKUAST-J) organized field day on maize crop at village Talwara in Pouni block of Reasi.
The programme was organised under the guidance of Associate Director Extension (ADE) and Incharge KVKs of SKUAST-J, Dr.R.K. Arora. The programme was initiated by Dr. Banarsi Lal, Scientist &Head of KVK, Reasi with the warm welcome of the participants.
He started the programme with the brief objectives of Front Line Demonstrations (FLDs) especially on maize crop and elaborated the scientific organic technologies by which farmers can increase the maize production. He demonstrated the hybrid varieties of maize laid at farmers' fields by the KVK, Reasi. Farmers were motivated after observing the results of hybrid maize fields and were ready to adopt the technologies recommended by the KVK.
He suggested the farmers for the use of maize hybrids and gave a detail view of certain guidelines which are needed for hybrid maize production. He further added that Front Line Demonstrations laid by the KVK scientists signify the technologies by which farmers can get maximum yield from per unit area per unit time.
He narrated that average maize yield of Reasi district is low as compared to the national average yield because the farmers of the district don't apply the scientific techniques for the maize cultivation. He urged the farmers that they should use only the recommended varieties for the district. He emphasized on line sowing in maize crop by which weeding/hoeing in maize crop becomes easier which further helps to increase the organic maize production.
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