Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sri Muktsar Sahib organized an awareness camp on proper management of paddy stubble at village Burj Sidhwan on October 27, 2023 as per the guidelines of Director Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. , in which progressive farmer heroes of Malot Block participated in large numbers. During this camp Dr. Karamjit Sharma, Associate Director, K.V.K. Muktsar shared information about the adverse effects of burning stubble in fields on environment, health and land. He enlightened the farmers about the various techniques developed by the Punjab Agricultural University for the maintenance of paddy stubble. Net income increases. In the meantime, he took care of the stubble at KVK. Also mentioned various activities done by Muktsar. Apart from this, he also inspired the farmers to take up agricultural as well as ancillary businesses.
Dr. Gurmail Singh Sandhu, Assistant Professor (Plant Protection) while giving information about the life cycle, spread, damage and early prevention of insects on wheat sown in stubble fields, said that for the prevention of wheat borer, the survey of borer in paddy should be carried out. And it is necessary to prevent it. He shared information with the farmers about the prevention of rats in stubble fields.
During this camp Dr. Vivek Kumar, Assistant Professor (Crop Science) shared detailed information about successful cultivation of wheat in stubble fields. Apart from this, he also gave information about the use and maintenance of the machines used for the maintenance of paddy straw. Mentioning the benefits of stubble conservation in the fields, he said that it improves the physical properties of the land and also reduces the impact of bad water on the crop.
At the end of the camp Dr. Vivek Sharma, Assistant Professor (Animal Science) thanked the farmers who came to the camp. Farmers participating in the camp asked a lot of questions regarding stubble management and other agricultural issues and were answered on the spot by the experts.