‘Seed an essential input to enhance production’
SKUAST organizes training program
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Oct 10: SK University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir under the aegis of Mega Project on “Seed Production of Agricultural Crops” organized a training programme at Rice Research & Regional Station, Khudwani for the farmers to save their own seed.
The varsity in a statement said the seed is one of the important inputs for enhancing agricultural production and is reported increase yield to the extent of 20-25 per cent.
He said the university has been making strenuous efforts to produce production of quality seed under the Mega Seed Project branded as “Shalimar Beej”.
He said it is being recognized that more than 90 per cent seed used for cultivation by the farmers in the valley is their own saved seed and therefore training programmes are being organized for the farming community to produce quality seed for use in the next season.
The programme at Khudwani was attended by the farmers from districts of Pulwama, Islamabad and Kulgam and experts of the University imparted training right in the field to demonstrate the potential of quality seed production particularly in rice.
Such programmes are being organized by the University on wider scale in other crops including maize, pulses and oilseeds substantial seed replacement is required to harness the benefits of the improved varieties developed and released by SKUAST-K.
The farmers appreciated the programme initiated by the University and evinced keen interest in following the guidelines for quality seed production in different crops.
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