To promote and ‘popularize’ recently developed technologies in agriculture, an event dubbed the ‘Technology Week’ was organized earlier this week by the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), an innovative science-based institution, in Dimapur.
As a part of the initiative, a field event was organized in Dhansiripar village on October 12. Dr. Anamika Sharma, Programme coordinator of the KVK said that due to changing climatic patterns and late rainfall, farmers have been unable to transplant paddy in time “due to old age seedlings.”
Under the said condition, she said, famers can use a paddy variety Gitesh which she said was suitable for ‘staggered transplanting.’
Another resource person, Kolom Rabi told the gathering that seedlings of 28 to 60 days old can be transplanted without affecting yield. The yield potential is 4.5-5.5 ton/hectares, he said.
Also, a resource person, Janeth Chisi, requested the farmers to adopt suitable technologies for better production to better livelihood. 46 participants attended the field event.During the second day a movie show was organized in Maova village of Dimapur district on the 13.
During the program participants were taught about seed production and cultivation practices in horticultural crops. The participants were also taught about propagation methods for fruits and flowers. This section was moderated by Dr. Ratnakar Patel. A topic on soil health management was moderated by James Kikon.
The movie showed different aspects of agriculture and allied activities. An interaction program with the farmers followed the show. 94 farmers participated in the event.Citizens’ Factfile: 14 Emerging Agriculture Technologies That Will Change The World
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