Field day on SRI Paddy (var. Rcm-10)

7th November 2016, Kyrdem, Ri-Bhoi

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ri-Bhoi, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam organised a Field day on SRIPaddy atKyrdem village under NICRA Project today.

Field day on SRI Paddy (var. Rcm-10) Field day on SRI Paddy (var. Rcm-10)

The objective of the Programme was demonstrate the performance of Paddy var. RCM-10 under System of Rice Intensification (SRI). The method was showcased in the field of Mrs. Valarie Maring of Kyrdem. Neighbouring farmers were briefed about the cultivation packages of SRI. Thedwarfpaddy has maximum numberof panicles, panicles length, short duration as compared to local variety (Mandri, Laispah, Manipur, Panah).

The farmers are expected to harvest more than double yield (40-45 q/ha) under SRI method with HYV as compared to traditional method of cultivation and variety (20-25 q/ha).

About 30 farmers of Kyrdem as well as neighbouring village participated in the programme.

(Source: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Ri-Bhoi, ICAR Research Complex for NEH Region, Umiam)