07 October 2021, Punjab: A field day on “Tar wattar direct seeded rice” was organised by collaborative efforts of Department of Agronomy, PAU, Ludhiana, Farm Advisory Service Centre, Faridkot and NABARD, Chandigarh at village Ramiana, district Faridkot.
Dr Kamaldeep Singh, Assitant Professor (Entomology) KVK, Faridkot made aware the farmers about the insect and pest which are more prevalent in reproductive stage of the rice crop.
Mr. Khushpreet Singh from Agriculture Management Technology Agency familiar the farmers with the scheme provided by the State Government for the welfare of the farmers.
Dr. Manpreet Singh, Agronomist, PAU, Ludhiana share the key points of field preparation for Tar wattar sowing of DSR. He also emphasis on the water saving aspects of this technology in direct seeded rice along with labour saving. Literature on DSR was also distributed to the farmers.
Dr Tarundeep Kaur, Senior Agronomist discussed about the weed management strategies of direct seeded rice. She suggested the farmer to apply pre-emergence herbicide for controlling weeds in the initially stages of DSR. She made aware the farmers about the importance of identification of weeds and spray technology for achieving good weed control in DSR. She also shared the new recommendation of weed management in wheat.
Dr. Harinder Singh, Principal Extension Scientist (Agronomy) made aware the farmers about the varieties of wheat and rapeseed and mustard and their availably. He also advised the farmers to diversify the farm by growing pulses and sarson. PAU literature was also displayed at the site for the farmers.
Mr Premjit Singh, progressive farmer of village Ramiana shared his experience about the Tar wattar DSR. He also convinced the farmers of his own and nearby village for adoption of DSR.