27 September 2022, New Delhi: ICAR-Directorate of Cashew Research, Puttur organized Drone technology demonstration for spraying of agricultural chemicals under the scheme “Drone Technology Demonstration” funded by Central Sector Scheme, Dept. of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, implemented through ATARI (Sub Mission on Agricultural Mechanization) with an aim to create awareness about Drone applications in agriculture among the farmers, extension workers and other stakeholders.
The drone technology demonstrations for spraying were conducted at Kemminje farm and Shantigodu experimental station of ICAR-DCR, Puttur.
Dr. T. N. Raviprasad, Director (Acting) highlighted the importance of Drone Technology in Indian Agriculture and how it is more important for management of perennial tree crops like Cashew, in which manual and mechanical means of crop management are quite challenging. The adoption of the agricultural drones will benefit the farmers by increasing the crop management efficiency and reducing the production cost.
Later, Dr. Manjunatha K., Scientist (FMP) & PI of the project briefed the principle and working mechanism of agricultural spray drones.
The programme was attended by scientist, technical staffs, nursery men and skilled support staffs of ICAR-DCR and scientist of CPCRI, Kasaragod.
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