06 July 2021, Punjab: A field day on “Successful cultivation of maize crop” was organised in kandi area of Punjab in village Aglore on 05-07-2021 by Farm Advisory Service Centre, Gangian, Hoshiarpur. The aim of field day was to make farmers aware regarding the fall armyworm in maize and to address the problems of the farmers related to field and horticulture crops. On this occasion Dr Maninder Singh Bons, Deputy Director, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Bahowal, Hoshiarpur discussed improved crop production technology for successful cultivation of kharif maize in kandi area of Punjab and also advised the farmers to grow the crops that are most suited to kandi area and are recommended by Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.
Dr Rakesh Kumar Sharma, DES (Entomology) informed the farmers regarding incidence of fall armyworm on maize. He further guided the farmers for proper identification, monitoring, surveillance and timely management of this pest.
Dr Indira Devi, DES (Horticulture) advised the farmers to adopt kitchen and nutritional garden for nutritional security. She also guided the farmers for various farm operations in horticulture crops during rainy season.
Dr Yashpal , ADO, Dasuya threw light on different schemes provided by the department for the welfare of the farmers and advised the farmers increase their area under Maize.
In the end, Dr Charanjeet Kaur, DES (Agronomy) thanked all the experts for delivering informative lectures and farmers for listening attentively to the proceedings of this field day and assured all support for carrying out various extension activities in the future.