Punjab

Farmers apprised about insitu management of paddy straw

Punjab Tribune Bureau | October 13, 2019 06:20 PM

Move aimed at sensitizing the farmers against the menace of burning the paddy straw

Agriculture and farmers department organizes Field Day

 Jalandhar: In order to apprise the farmers about the insitu management of the paddy straw, the Agriculture and Farmers welfare department Jalandhar organized a field day today at village Goal Pind Block Adampur to sensitize them against the menace of burning the paddy straw .

In this field day the various insitu machines which could be useful for the management of paddy straw displayed and shown to the farmers in working condition. The combines fitted with straw Management System successfully worked in the fields of area farmer Amarjit Singh. On the occasion Joint director engineering of agric department  Manmohan Kalia asked farmers that harvesting paddy with the use of SMS fitted combine would make the insitu process very easy. He disclosed that with additional use of only two to three litre diesel per acre than non SMS combines farmers could run this type of SMS fitted combines.

He also said that the grain loss or broken grain as claimed by some elements was totally wrong adding that the state government has totally banned the combines without SMS. He asked the farmers to insitu manage the paddy straw and the small and marginal farmers could hire the needful machines from cooperative society or various machineries sewa centre established with government subsidy. Kalia asked the potato growers of the area to use mulchor or chhoper shredder for sowing of potato after harvesting paddy with SMS fitted combines.

He advised farmers to purchase insitu machineries under current year subsidy programme up to October 20th and submit their bill to the concerned agric office immediately. The various farmers of the area were present on the spot. The team also visited Reru village and Bulandpur for verification of machineries purchased under subsidy of farmers group. Kalia advised wheat growers to use happy seeder technology for wheat sowing. He said after running combines with SMS the sowing wheat seed with happy seeder would not only boost the fertility status of soil but through this process less infestation of weeds was felt in such fields and also irrigation needs of such wheat crops was comparatively less.

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