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Village Adoption Programme (VAP) team of scientists under the guidance of the Association Dean College of Agriculture, Rajendranagar visited the farmer fields of Adopted village, Mallapur on 04-11-2023. The team surveyed the demonstrations given in kharif. Performance of Cotton crop under High Density Planting System (HDPS) has been satisfactory. Maize crop has been harvested, Paddy crop is in the grain filling stage. For the ensuing rabi season, a massive program has been taken up with the collaboration of ARS Tandur. More than 30 demonstrations have been planned to take up improved safflower (ISF 764). In addition farmers showed interest to take up rabi jowar.

With a view to reduce the chemical fertilizers Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria (PSB) has been recommended. Trichoderma liquid formulation along with PSB in powder form were given to reduce wilt incidence and also improve the nutritional status of the soil and crop. The rabi program is being implemented in collaboration with ARS Tandur. The programme is conducted under the guidance of VAP Chairman and the Associate Dean Dr. C. Narendra Reddy, Convenor Dr. T. Ramesh, Sr. Professor and Head, Crop Physiology, adopted village team members, Dr. K. Shailaja, (Soil Scientist), Dr. K. Aruna (Extensionist) and Dr. I Shakuntala Devi, (Economist) of College of Agriculture, Rajendranagar in farmers fields of Mallapur village, Kothur mandal.

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