6th March 2017, Ri Bhoi.
The KVK, Ri Bhoi organized a field day on ‘Popularization of HYV of pea var. Arkel’ on the 6 March 2017 at Umeit village under TSP programme. The main aim of the programme was to showcase the success of pulses cultivation in the field of Mr Daohipaya of Umeit village. Around 30 farmers attended the programme from the village and adjoining area where SMS Agronomy and SMS Home Science along with NICRA SRF interacted with the farmers about the performance, benefits, value addition to pea etc. The technology was demonstrated to create awareness about pulse crop among the farming community to increase income, improves soil fertility and cropping intensity with the utilization of rice fallow. In the programme, the farmers were advised to take up more and more pulse crop like pea, lentil, blackgram for adding nutrients to soil and also to utilize the residual crop moisture. The var. Arkel performed very well and the yield is expected to be much higher than the previous year. The farmers were very much motivated with the performance of the crop which is a success for all of us to grow a second crop after harvest of paddy.