Farmers get tips on crop protection in winters
Punjab Agricultural University’s Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Amritsar, organised ‘kisan goshthi’ (farmers’ meeting) on the occasion of Jai Kisan Jai Vigyan Diwas at Sansad Adarsh Gram, Dhaul Kalan village, on Friday.
More than 50 farmers participated in this ‘goshthi’.
An expert from KVK, Amritsar, Sukhjinderjit Singh, educated the farmers about the care of dairy animals during the winter season. He also advised the farmers to get their animals vaccinated against foot and mouth disease.
Parvinder Singh, horticulture expert, advised the farmers to protect their vegetable crops from frost. He asked them to cover tomato, capsicum and early sown cucurbits with polythene sheets or paddy straw.
He also stressed on the farmers to purchase the seed of early pea and other vegetables from reliable sources. Besides, he shared important tips for seed production of early pea variety. In addition, he guided the farmers to grow vegetables in their kitchen garden for their own consumption.
Raminder Kaur, an expert on crop production, told the farmers about the control of weeds using tractor mounted spray pump with multi-nozzle lance.