KVK Reasi organises field day on chickpea crop

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REASI: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi under the administrative control of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu(SKUAST-J) organised field day on chickpea (gram) crop here at Dhanwa village in Pouni block of Reasi district which was attended by a number of farmers of the area.
KVK, Reasi has laid Cluster Front Line Demonstrations (CFLDs) on chickpea crop of variety GNG-2144 in the area. The programme was organised under the guidance of Director Extension of SKUAST-J, Dr. SK Gupta. The SOPs pertaining to COVID-19 pandemic were strictly followed while conducting the programme. The objective of the programme was to showcase the performance of the demonstrated variety of chickpea crop to the farmers of the area. The programme was initiated by Dr. Banarsi Lal, Scientist & Head of KVK, Reasi who addressed the farmers on the importance of cultivation of pulse crops and educated the farmers on the scientific cultivation of chickpea.
Dr. Suja Nabi Qureshi, Scientist said that there is dire need to increase the quantity and quality of pulses in the area. He added that pulses are rich in proteins and it should be taken regularly in the diet specially by the vegetarians. He stressed on seed treatment in chickpea crop and guided farmers on value addition in pulse crops. He also guided farmers on the bio-control agents in chickpea. The laid chickpea fields were demonstrated to the farmers and the farmers were impressed by observing the results in the demonstrated fields. The scientist interacted with the farmers and got feedback of the Cluster Front Line Demonstrations (CFLDs) on chickpea of variety GNG-2144 laid by KVK, Reasi. Farmers showed keen interest in the technologies demonstrated by the KVK scientists and they were ready to adopt them. In this programme various quarries were raised by the farmers which KVK scientists answered in a satisfactorily way. Farmers of the area appreciated the KVK, Reasi strenuous efforts for the promotion of pulses production in the area and thanked KVK for the demonstrations laid in their village. The programme was assisted by Manohar Lal and concluded by Dr. Banarsi Lal with the formal vote of thanks.