Cultivating strawberry and dragon fruit is new normal in Agriculture

Kanpur: Important information was given to the farmers on the last day of the ongoing training at the Industrial and Training Center Baruasagar under the Integrated Horticulture Development Mission Scheme. In this, 50 farmers were selected and special emphasis was given on industrial crops, fruits, vegetables, flowers, spices, organic farming, crop protection, land conservation, self-help groups, farmer producer organizations.

Experts asked to increase income by cultivating strawberry and dragon fruit. Through this, information on ways to increase income by adopting protected agricultural food processing schemes, ways to increase income, area expansion plans and other contemporary topics as well as the experience of each progressive farmer was shared.

They were given sprayer, secateur, budding knife, Nike bag and technical book on this occasion. Dr. Ashok Tewatia suggested adopting environment-friendly measures to protect crops. Dharmendra Kumar said that irrigation facilities are being provided to more than 60% of the cultivable land. Dr. Santosh Pandey called for summer plowing and the adoption of improved seeds. Dr. Priyanka Yadav said that various diseases affecting fruits and vegetables should be identified and controlled by selecting medicines. Dr. Nivesh Pratt, the pest expert, explained in detail about integrated pest management. Dr. Sujit gave information about food processing schemes. Farmers were asked to increase their income by growing more fruits, vegetables, flowers, spices, turmeric etc. in their respective fields, adopting crop rotation and calling them self-help groups (FPOs).

Farmers of the area can also produce mushrooms

Bundeli farmers can produce mushrooms. Can also do beekeeping. Farmers will get additional income from this. Dependence on a single farming will also be less. Employees working at Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University visited the university.Detailed information was taken about field visit, cafeteria, mushroom production unit, honey garden etc. Entomologist Dr Sundar Pal told about the possibilities of beekeeping in Bundelkhand that it was not possible to do beekeeping at high temperatures in Bundelkhand region, but the university proved this.


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