Certified Seeds of Black Gram were Distributed to Farmers

Aruppukottai, Tamil Nadu: Under expansion of pulses cultivation programme of Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernization Project (TNIAMP), certified seeds of black gram were distributed to 71 farmers of Aruppukottai and Virudhunagar blocks.

The project is being implemented in Kousighanadhi sub-basin areas by Water Technology Centre, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore and Regional Research Station, Aruppukottai.

The programme is aimed at achieving cultivation of the new variety of black gram in 75 acres of land. A total of 600 kg of seeds Vamban 6 the latest variety of black gram seed, developed by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University was distributed to the farmers.

Assistant Professor (Crop physiology) J. Rajkumar, explained about the importance of Foliar Spray of TNAU Pulse Wonder. Professor of Agronomy, Regional Research Station, S. Senthivel, explained to the farmers about the project. Dr. Rajkumar said that area expansion of pulses was one of the five objectives of the programme.

The farmers were given training on seed treatment that would increase the yield. Besides, they were told to use the latest farming technologies of TNAU including usage of foliar spray. Besides, it would make the plant drought resistant and prevent flower and fruit drops, spraying of the growth regulator at the time of flowering will increase the yield by 20%.

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/

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