Thursday, March 30, 2023

ICAR organises field day, farmers’-scientist interaction

Field day & farmers’-scientist interaction programme on participatory rice seed production was organised by Indian Council of Agricultural Research-National Research Centre (ICAR-NRC) on Mithun on September 28 and September 29 at Amaluma Village and H. Khehoyi Village of Dimapur district respectively.
In a press release, ICAR-NRC Nagaland stated that the programme was organised to show the performance of RC Maniphou-7 variety in rice seed production fields and scope of participatory rice seed production in Nagaland.
Farmers along with officials visited the field where performance of RC Maniphou-7 rice variety was outstanding in comparison with different varieties.
Scientist, plant breeding and genetics, ICAR Nagaland Centre, Medziphema, Dr. Harendra Verma discussed the importance, future prospects and know-how on participatory rice seed production of RC Maniphou-7.
SMS, KVK, Dimapur, Dr. Roben Singh spoke on use of early and medium duration HYVs of rice (RC Maniphou-7) to utilise the residual moisture and enhance cropping intensity through agronomic practices.
SMS, KVK, Dr. Bendangsenla assisted in conveying the message to farmers through local language.
At the programme, queries with regard to pest management and nutrient management was also discussed. A total of 40 farmers participated in each village.

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