06 December 2022, New Delhi: FICCI in partnership with Corteva Agriscience, organized a panel discussion on Sustainable Soil Health Management to commemorate World Soil Day 2022 on 5th December at Federation House, New Delhi. The event highlighted innovative solutions to conserve soil health and delved into various challenges that impact crop productivity with a focus on nematode management.
Delegates representing agribusiness industries, policymakers, eminent scientists from renowned research institutions, progressive farmers, and academia participated in the summit. Other speakers at the event included Dr. M. S. Rao, Former Head & Principal Scientist, ICAR, Dr. Naved Sabir, Principal Scientist, Centre for Protected Cultivation Technology, I.A.R.I, Dr. Vishal Somvanshi, Division of Nematology, ICAR and Mr. Nayeem Pasha, Chief of Marketing, Krishi Tantra. The panelists deliberated upon various strategies for innovative products and soil management practices that farmers should adopt for saving soil productivity. They also examined the major soil constraints which can severely impact crop productivity and how these challenges can be addressed.
Commenting on the event a Corteva Agriscience spokesperson said, “Through this event, we successfully drove insightful discussions around soil management. The key is to take these learnings and ensure that they are percolated to farmers across the country.”
He further added, “The importance of soil is hard to overstate. Healthy soil equals an ecosystem that drives plant growth, farmers’ productivity, and ultimately yield and profitability. A shift from managing the soil to proactively advancing soil health has created long-term value. It also recognizes the greater role it plays in benefiting farmland and the environment.”
Corteva firmly believes that healthy soil is the foundation of crop productivity and sustainability. Soil is a living and active part of our lands, and by proactively implementing informed farming practices farmers can elevate harvests promoting good crop yields and long-term soil sustainability.
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