3rd December 2016, Rahuri
National Workshop of the All India Coordinated Research Project on Soil Test Crop Response was inaugurated at the Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidhyapith (MPKV), Rahuri today.
Dr K.P. Viswanath, Vice Chancellor, MPKV, Rahuri in his Presidential address emphasised on soil test based targeted yield approach of plant nutrient management. He urged for wider adoption of STCR technology.
Dr. S.K. Chaudhari, ADG (SWM) Chief Guest, emphasized on the crucial importance of soil test based nutrient management and targeted yield approach. He lauded the STCR team for their contribution and effort in adoption of STCR technology in the Soil Health Mission. He also mentioned the importance of GPS and GIS based soil fertility mapping carried out by STCR. He later released the Progress Report of the AICRP-STCR and other publications.
Dr A. K. Patra, Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Guest of Honour, emphasized the importance of adoption of STCR technology. Dr Patra highlighted the developments at ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science in the field of rapid soil testing and automation to meet the challenges of soil-health mission and adoption of STCR technology in Mridaparikshak.
Dr Pradip Dey (Project Coordinator, STCR) focused on the most critical requirements for improving crop productivity and maintaining soil health in India, by applying prescribed quantities of organic manures and fertilizers based on resource endowment of the farmers. He stressed on the recent developments in STCR project and dwelt on the national perspective and global developments at the
A Round Table Conference on “STCR at Crossroad: Improving Productivity and Net Returns based on Resource Endowment of Farmers without compromising Soil Health and Environment Quality” was also organized wherein different experts panelist provided suggestions for future course of action.
During the workshop research achievements and future technical programme of AICRP-STCR project will be reviewed in different technical sessions and future course of action for 2017-20 will be formulated.
More than 120 delegates from ICAR institutions, SAUs and industry representatives as well as progressive farmers participated in the programme.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal)