KVK-Alappuzha organized harvest festival/field day at Muttar panchayath of Kuttanad

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              Technology demonstration on “Resource conserving and eco friendly management practices in paddy” was conducted in an area of 42 ha by involving 41 farmers in Muttar  Panchayath of Kuttanad region during the puncha (November – March) season 2015-16. Resource conserving and eco friendly technologies like sowing using drum seeder, soil test based dolomite/lime and fertilizer management, eco friendly pest and disease management using pseudomonas and trichocards were adopted as a package which offered higher yield, climate resilience in terms of non- lodging, reduced use of chemicals, and enhanced net profit.

                  Harvest festival and Field day of the demonstration at Muttar panchayath was conducted at Pallikkadav Layikkari padasekharam on 21.03.2016. The harvest was inaugurated by the Sri. Mathukkutty Eappen, President, Muttar Grama panchayath. Dr. P. Muralidharan, Senior Scientist and Head, KVK, Sri. M K Joseph, Member, Muttar panchayath, Sri Sreekumara Panicker, Agriculture officer, Sri. M K Thomas, Rev. Fr. Martin Thyparampil, Sri. P. A. Thomas, Adv.  Muttar Gopalakrishnan, partner farmers, and M.S.Rajeev, SMS, KVK addressed around 60 farmers in the meeting followed. The partner farmers pointed out the advantages of the technology package over the conventional one and the net profit achieved.

Harvest festival at Muttar
Harvest festival at Muttar
Field day at Muttar
Field day at Muttar