24 December 2020, Punjab, IN: The PAU’s Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Faridkot organized Kisan Diwas on December 23, 2020 under the project “Promotion of Agricultural Technologies for In-Situ Crop Residue Management.” About 100 participants from different villages of the district participated. During the programme, Sh Sukhpreet Singh, Sarpanch of village Mumara, presided over the function.
Dr Jagdish Grover, Associate Director (Training), KVK, Faridkot deliberated on crop residue management technologies like harvesting of paddy with combine with SMS and then sowing of wheat with Super Seeder and Happy Seeder. He also shared merits and demerits of all the technologies.
Dr Harinder Singh, PS, Farm Advisory Service Centre, threw light on various weeds and their control in rabi crops.
Dr Rakesh Kumar, Associate Prof, Agricultural Engineering, highlighted the importance of agro industry complex and said its adoption by rural youth will help them in becoming successful entrepreneurs, thus, leading to their income enhancement. Certificates were also given to the trainees after successful completion of the course.
Dr Gurdarshan Singh, Assistant Professor (Horticulture), shared information about the cultivation of off-season vegetables under poly/net house and highlighted the importance of fruit and vegetables in daily diet.
Dr Gurlal Singh Gill, Assistant Professor (Animal Science), explained various diseases and their control. He also discussed various ways with which farmers can make nutritive diet at household level for their animals.
Dr Ashok Kumar, Assistant Plant Pathologist, delved upon various insect-pests, diseases and their control in rabi crops.
Dr Sudhir Mishra, Assistant Agro-meteorologist, discussed the effect of climate change on various crops and made the farmers aware of various methods to tackle the effect of climate change on their crops.
Dr Sukhwinder Singh, Assistant Professor (Soil Science), said incorporating straw into soil not only helps in reducing pollution but also improves soil health, if practiced for a longer period. He also informed about soil and water testing. Later, he proposed a vote of thanks.