16th April 2015, Jabalpur
ICAR-Directorate of Weed Science Research, Jabalpur organized Interface Meeting of progressive farmers with State Department officers and scientists here today.
Dr A. R. Sharma Director, DWSR presided over the function and gave an overview of the activities and initiatives taken for strengthening weed management through on farm research and organizing training/awareness programmes. He also highlighted the role of conservation agriculture for sustainable crop production and importance of weed management in different field crops.
Sh. B.P. Tripathi (Joint Director Agriculture, Jabalpur Division), Sh. S.K. Chourasia (Divisional Agril. Engineer, Jabalpur) and Sh. J.P. Rathi (Chief Divisional Manager IFCCO, Jabalpur Division) spoke on the occasion.
A field visit to experimental area of DWSR was organized to show demonstrations of summer green gram under conservation agriculture. Improved farm machinery such as multi-crop zero-till seed drill, bed planter, Happy Seeder, laser land leveler, tractor operated sprayer with boom, paddy drum seeder and other farm implements were also demonstrated in working condition.
On this occasion 140 achiever/ progressive farmers, 10 NGOs, 60 officers of state department of agriculture, horticulture and agricultural engineering from seven districts of Jabalpur Division of Madhya Pradesh, and 12 scientists from DWSR were present.
Dr P.K. Singh Principal Scientist (Agril. Extension) coordinated the programme.
(Source: ICAR-DWR, Jabalpur)