KVK Ganderbal organizes Grape Day at Repora, seed distribution programme at ChauntiWaliwar

SRINAGAR: KVK Ganderbal organized Grape Day at Repora B. The field day was conducted in the grape field of Abdul Rahim Bhat, progressive grape farmer. The programme was graced by Sheikh IshfaqJabbar, ex MLA Ganderbal and Prof. (Dr.) Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi, Director Extension SKUAST-K. Dr. IshfaqAbidi, Senior Scientist & Head KVK Ganderbal emphasized the importance of grapes for Ganderbal district and guided the farmers about the proper management practices for export oriented grape production. On the occasion, it was discussed that the OFT conducted by KVK Ganderbal on Hen & Chicken disorder in grapes revealed promising results in the management of the disorder. Similar results have been obtained for OFT on disease management by using foliar spray conducted by KVK Ganderbal in Repora.
Sheikh IshfaqJabbar, Chief Guest of the occasion appreciated the efforts of scientists of KVK in dissemination of knowledge to the farmers. He described the need for more awareness camps for betterment of the farmers and extended full support in future. The Guest of Honour, Prof. (Dr.) Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi, Director Extension SKUAST-K encouraged the farmers to make FPOs for branding and tagging of Repora Grapes. He emphasized the importance of making FPOs for availing various benefits by the farming community. He inspired the farmers to work on the footprints of farmers of Maharashtra, who have increased their benefits manifolds by making FPOs.
The farmers applauded the efforts of KVK Ganderbal, especially Dr. Farooq Ahmad Ahanger for the revival of grape cultivation in Repora. They also expressed interest in taking up the horti-poultry model in grape fields. The programme was attended by scientists of Directorate of Extension, staff of KVK, Chief Horticulture Officer and other officers of line department.
Later in the day a programme was held at chauntiWaliwar with the sarpanch ZaitoonaBegium where a mega seed distribution programme of Kharif vegetables was held about 80 beneficiaries were benefited at Waliwar and Chauntiwar. During the said programme lectures were given by scientists of Directorate of Extension ,KVk Ganderbal and MRCFC, Khudwani. Dr Farah Naz Rasool Deputy Director trainings gave a special lecture on the importance of FPO (Farmers Produce organization) in the said area for the benefit of tribal community. At last white maize variety Bio-506 which was given by Directorate of Extension in collaboration with KVK Ganderbal for which monitoring was carried out by worthy Director Extension SKUAST-K along with the team of scientists, experts and deputy director trainings.

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