19th June, 2017
With a view to popularize the importance of soil test based balanced fertilizer application with STCR approach among the farmers, a skill development programme was organized under the aegis of ICAR sponsored AICRP-STCR at Manikyammaguda of Ranga Reddy district, Telangana state.
The objective of the programme was to imbibe scientific knowledge among the farmers prior to the kharif season on the importance of soil testing and the practical demonstration gave hands on training to the farmers.
The programme was attended by 40 progressive farmers wherein the importance of soil testing for maintaining soil health for future generation was also explained in details.
A scientist farmer interaction was the major highlight of the day and the scientists explained the queries raised by the farmers.
Dr. Pradip Dey, Project Coordinator (STCR) along with project Staff discussed on actions for ensuing kharif season well as contingency plans for enhancing the preparedness for agriculture contingencies during kharif.
(Source: AICRP (STCR), ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal)