19th November 2016, Umknon, Meghalaya
The ICAR-KVK Ri-Bhoi, Umiam, Meghalaya organized a day long Farmers’ - Scientist Interaction Programme with special emphasis on promotion of pulses at Umknon village under Umling block today. The main objective of the interaction programme was to exchange views and experiences directly with the farmers on different problems in agriculture and allied sectors with special emphasis on pulses. About 32 women farmers belong to Umkon and Sohtad village were participated.
The farmers discussed with the scientist on cultivation of pea, lentil, onion, french bean, gerbera, anthurium, coriander, cole crops, disease and pets management, vermicompost, soil testing, etc.
About 80 kg Pea seeds Var. Vikash and Lentil var. HUL 57 was also distributed to women farmers.
Necessary training and method demonstration was imparted for higher productivity and income of the farming community with the increase of cropping intensity.
(Source: ICAR-KVK Ri-Bhoi, Umiam, Meghalaya)