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PAU VC urges farmers to apply farm inputs judiciously to reduce cost

March 04, 2016 06:25 PM

Punjab News Express/Jagmohan Singh
Nag Kalan (Amritsar): Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) today showcased latest farm technologies with the theme of “Kisan Melean de rang Sudhre beej, machinery, kitaban de sang” at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Nag Kalan-Jahangir.

Inaugurating the Kisan Divas Vice Chancellor of Punjab Agriculture University Dr. Baldev Singh Dhillon took a round of various demonstration plots of Rabi crops at KVK farm and the exhibitions that has been displayed by various departments.

Presiding over the function, Vice Chancellor Dr. Baldev Singh Dhillon stressed upon the farmers to apply farm inputs judiciously to reduce cost of cultivation and save the environment. He suggested that farmers should use inputs in their fields based on expert advice and urged them to follow PAU recommendations which are made after testing for their being cost-effective and environment friendly. He suggested farmers to save the environment and say no to Wheat and Paddy straw burning and crop refuge back to soil for the soil health. He also stressed the farmers to diversify from the Wheat Paddy cycle. He suggested that the farmers could enhance their profitability through starting auxiliary occupations such as bee-keeping, poultry, dairy, nursery production, mushroom growing, etc.

Dhillon further said that PAU is always at the service of farmers. He further said that the Climate conditions are changing day by day and farmer need to be aware of it because it would affect the ecological balance. PAU is going to develop the new varieties which would sustain the climate changes. He also asked the large land holding farmers to adopt Horticulture as a profession which is more profitable and sustainable as compare to traditional crops. He further emphasized that the some blocks of Amritsar district are diversified in Vegetable growing and they should follow the new technologies which are being developed by PAU.

Representatives of PAU departments interacted with the farmers to dispel their apprehensions and provide information on useful technology tips. Technical experts from various departments of PAU educated the farmers on various aspect of cultivation of forthcoming Kharif crops.

There was rush of farmers showing keen interest for purchase of seeds of Kharif crops and vegetable mini kits.

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