Two days Krishi Mela to be held on 14th and 15th October at Brahmavar

Richard D’Souza
Kemmannu News Network, 12-10-2017 18:13:25

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Udupi : The Zonal Agricultural and Horticultural Researcg Station, Brahmavar under the jurisdiction of University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivmogga is organizing two days Krishimela on 14th and 15th October, 2017 in collaboration with Agricultural Diploma College, Brahmavar, Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Brahmavar, Agricultural and Horticultural Research Station, Ullal, Directorate of Cashew and Cocoa Development, Cochin NABARD, Mangalore, Department of Agriculture, Horticulture, Watershed Department, Animal Husbandry, Sericulture Fisheries and Forestry Udupi, SKDRDP, Udupi, District Krishik Samaja of Udupi and Mangalore.


Addressing to media persons at Udupi Press, Dr. S. U. Patil, Associate Director of Research/Extension AZHRS, Brahmavar said that the main objective of this Mela is to transfer the latest agricultural technologies through demonstrations, discussions, field visits in the Zonal Agricultural and Horticultural Research Station through seminars cum interactions of Scientists with Farmers. In general this is the festival of farmers and this mela will provide platform to the farmers to solve their field problems.


The mela will be inaugurated by Pramod Madwaraj, District in-charge Minister and presided over by Dr. P. Narayanaswamy, Vice Chancellor, UAHS, Shivamogga. Shobha Karandleje MP will inaugurate the Krishimela exhibition. Dinakar Babu ZP President will inaugurate the Hydrophonics fodder unit in the campus.


He said that during Krishmela, organizers have arranged seminars. First day, there will be seminar on Cashew, Cocoa, Pepper and other vegetable crops, profitable integrated farming systems, Water conservation and ground water recharge and cultivation of flower crops are arranged on the second day. The above seminars will be delivered by the eminent scientists of UAHS, Shivamogga, Scientists of other elite National Institutes and Progressive Farmers. During Krishimela Farmers can also interact with Scientists freely to clarify their field problems.

In addition to this about 200 stake holders are expected to put up their stalls to show their agriculture technologies and recent farm machineries. The organizers have requested the farmers to participate in huge numbers and avail the benefits of Mela.

The main attractions of this mela will be Fodder production for dairy animals through Hydrophonics, High yielding rice varieties and seed production, preparation of Dapog nursery and SRI method of paddy cultivation, multi stories cropping system and nutrient management in coconut and areca nut, Cashew grafting and soil and water management in cashew gardens, demonstration of value added food products, Dairy, Poultry, Goat, Rabbit, Duck, Piggery and Fisheries demo units etc.


During the press meet Dr. Sudhir Kamath, Principal of Agricultural College, Dr. Dhananjaya and Naveen, Senior Scientists and others were present. 

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