To popularize the importance of soil test based fertilizer application for improved crop productivity among tribal farmers, a field day cum capacity building programme under the theme of “Soil test and target yield approach for increased crop productivity” was organized on January 2, 2017 under Tribal Sub-Plan of ICAR-AICRP on Soil Test Crop Response. The programme was organized at Burjugadda Thanda, a small tribal hamlet of Ranga Reddy district, Telangana and the home of Lambadi tribe.
Forty Tribal farmers including twenty women farmers from two tribal hamlets, viz., Burjugadda and Shapur of Ranga Reddy district participated in the event.
Besides, different facets of soil testing and soil health, the farmers were provided hands on training on collection of soil samples.
A scientist farmer interaction was organised.
(Source: AICRP (STCR), ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal)