KVK organizes a campaign on the balanced use of fertilizers in Erode

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A nationwide campaign on balanced use of fertilizers and region-specific agroforestry was conducted at the Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) campus in Gobichettipalayam on Tuesday.

Organized by ICAR KVK MYRADA, as part of the International Yoga Day, an exhibition on soil sampling and the balanced use of fertilizers and organic inputs was held on this occasion. The importance of practicing yoga was explained to the participants. A soil health camp was organized in coordination with the Mobile Soil Testing Laboratory during which 118 soil samples and 72 water samples were tested and soil health cards were issued to farmers.

A demonstration on soil sampling and foliar spraying of nano urea and nano DAP was held which was attended by more than 220 farmers and stakeholders.

A. Vijayaragavan, Scientist, Institute of Forest Genetic Resources and Tree Improvement (IFGTB), Coimbatore, delivered the special speech on agroforestry specific to the region. Revathi from the Mobile Soil Testing Laboratory spoke about the importance of soil testing and the balanced use of fertilizers and the soil health map.

Senior Scientist and Head of ICAR KVK MYRADA P. Alagesan, District Councilor Anuradha, Deputy Director of Agriculture, Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory – Erode Ashok Kumar, Chairman of Alukuli panchayat Indumathi Pandurangasamy also took the floor.

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