Panaji: The efficient and balanced use of fertilizer could result in a favourable crop produce, the farmers were told by the experts at ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute (CCARI), Old Goa.
A total of 65 farmers from Mayem, Bicholim, had gathered at the institute to learn about nano fertilizers, integrated nutrient management practices and organic farming.
The farmers were urged to take up farming in a scientific way and to make judicious and efficient use of fertilizers. They were also informed about the importance of soil testing and were urged to adopt integrated nutrient management practices.
In the technical session, the institute’s agronomy scientist Paramesha V, explained about the efficient and balanced use of fertilizer.
Senior scientist, and assistant chief technical officer, soil science, Rahul Kulkarni explained the importance of soil testing, method of soil sampling, importance of soil health card, various organic manures to be used, and techniques of vermicomposting.
At another gathering at Surla, Bicholim, Kulkarni also discussed the issues with women farmers.