1st December, 2020, Pune
The ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune, Maharashtra and ICAR-Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, Maharashtra jointly organized a “Virtual Interaction Meeting with the KVKs in Maharashtra on Emerging Problems in Cotton” today.
Dr. Y.G. Prasad, Director, ICAR-CICR, Nagpur, Maharashtra highlighted the technologies ready for transfer for the inclusion in on-farm trials, frontline demonstrations and mass extension campaign by the KVKs.
Dr. Lakhan Singh, Director, ICAR-ATARI, Pune, Maharashtra outlined the main objective of the meeting.
Earlier, KVKs of Yavatmal, Jalna and Nandurbar Districts presented the report on crop conditions prevailing in the three regions of Maharashtra and highlighted the emerging issues of concern.
The meeting was aimed at taking stock of the emerging pests and disease problems faced by the cotton farmers and to develop a concrete Action Plan for next season in consultation with the ICAR-CICR experts.
The Heads of Divisions / Sections of ICAR-CICR, Nagpur and KVKs along with 85 Subject Matter Specialists virtually attended the meeting.
(Source: ICAR-Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute, Pune, Maharashtra)