26th March 2014, Jabalpur
Directorate of Weed Science Research (DWSR), Jabalpur organized Farmers’ field day-cum-sangoshthi on 26th March, 2014 at Bharda (Padariya) village.
Dr. A.R. Sharma, Director, DWSR chaired the proceedings. He outlined the farmers’ field research trials conducted by DWSR scientists, new techniques coming up in crop cultivation, conservation agriculture technique, sowing by happy seeder machine and improved crop production practices being adopted in other localities in Madhya Pradesh. Dr. Sharma also elaborated the role of DWSR in solving the problems being faced by farmers in their farms related to weed management and other aspects of crop production.
Er. H.S. Bisen, Principal Scientist and In-Charge of OFR trials in Pantnagar locality discussed the experiences during the activities carried out in Mahagava, Baihar, Bahmnoda and Bharda villages of Jabalpur for last two years. The outcome of the IWM technologies both in conventional agriculture and conservation agriculture practices were also discussed.
Earlier, Dr. P.K. Singh, Principal Scientist and leader of TOT/OFR programme welcomed the farmers and highlighted the research activities being carried out at farmers’ fields of Mahgava, Baihar, Bahmnoda,and Bharda villages of Pantnagar locality in participatory mode. The importance of different aspects of weed management in crop production was also briefed to the farming community.
The scientists of DWSR addressed the queries raised by farmers during the Krishak Sangoshthi related to their problems in weed management and crop production. All the farmers visited the nearby field of Shri Satish Dubey, Bharda, where crop of wheat has been raised by adopting the conservation agriculture technique.
The field day was attended by nearly 125 farmers and scientists from DWSR. Female farmers also participated in actively.
(Source: DWSR, Jabalpur)