Farmer-scientist talk on organic farming

TARN TARAN: The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) at Booh, 35 km from here, organised a farmer-scientist interaction programme under the Parampragat Krishi Vikas Yojna (PKVY) on Sunday.

Tarn Taran, December 2

The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) at Booh, 35 km from here, organised a farmer-scientist interaction programme under the Parampragat Krishi Vikas Yojna (PKVY) on Sunday.

Balwinder Kumar, deputy director, KVK, talked about the supporting and promoting organic farming to ensure sustainable soil health.

He stated that demands for organic produce were increasing rapidly because of growing health concerns, thereby, PKVY ensure chemicals and pesticides’ residue free farm produce by adopting eco-friendly low cost technologies.

Dr Anil Kumar, soil scientist, mentioned that organic farming minimise damage to environment and sustain soil health through manual weed control, green manuring, recycling of crop residue, strengthening soil microbes through bio-fertiliser application, etc.

He told that KVK would provide training to farmers on organic seed/seedling production, organic input production viz compost, vermin compost, panchgayya, jeevamruth, beejamruth and botanical extracts. Dr Navjot Singh Brar (Agronomist) besides the progressive farmers Gurbachan Singh, Raj Gurdev, Chanan Singh and Jarnail Singh, who are practising organic farming, shared their experiences on organic farming. — OC

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