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KVK launched its activities at Mangalpadi Panchayath

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, ICAR – CPCRI, Kasaragod launched its agricultural extension activities at Mangalpadi panchayath by conducting a farmers’ meet and awareness programme. The programme was inaugurated by Sri.P.B.Abdul Razak, MLA, Manjeswar. In the inaugural address, he stressed the importance of equipping the farming community with the recent agricultural technologies for optimizing the production of cultivated crops. Dr.P.Chowdappa, Director, ICAR - CPCRI, delivered the key note address wherein he emphasized the benefits of timely management of crop pests and diseases at the onset of monsoon season. Smt. Ayishath Thahira,  Panchayath President, Mangalpadi  lauded the efforts taken by KVK towards popularizing recent technologies in the fields of agricultural and allied enterprises.

In connection with the programme, classes were handled on the management of coconut rhinoceros beetle, a major pest of coconut. The importance of insitu management of the pest using bio control agent, Metarhizium anisopliae, a fungal pathogen commonly known as green muscardine fungus is highlighted in the context of organic management practices. Metarhizium culture was distributed free of cost to all farmers thereby urging them to carry out the treatment of breeding sites of the pest such as cowdung pits, compost heaps, vermicompost and rural compost pits with this fungal pathogen at the onset of south west monsoon in a community approach mode. The officials from Agriculture and Animal Husbandry departments also participated in the programme. An interactive session was arranged wherein the queries of farmers were replied by experts from CPCRI, KVK, ATMA, Veterinary department, Krishi Bhavan and Panchayath.  Around 110 farmers attended this programme. 

 

                        



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