Jalandhar, April 22, 2019: The District Agriculture and Farmers Welfare department on Monday organized a training and sensitization camp for the farmers to encourage diversification among them.
Experts from the department including Agriculture Officer Dr Kuljit Singh Saini, Agricultural Technical Management Agency (ATMA) Project Director Dr Vikram Sood and Dr Manpreet Singh detailed the farmers regarding various crops including Moong, Maize and Dhaincha in the camp. The peasants were explained about the sowing of these crops and good yield. The farmers must adopt these crops as these fetch high rates in the markets. The diversification is boon in today’s scenario as it can maximize their profits even from small land holdings, the experts added. These crops also help to enhance soil fertility and are short-term.
The experts also explained them about specifications for wheat procurement in the grain markets including 12-percent moisture content and they were advised to take the wheat grain after getting proper drying to avoid any kind of problem.
Further, they farmers were asked to sow the paddy seed after May 20 and according Preservation of Sub-Soil Water Act, the paddy can be transplanted after June 20.