STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-J, Dr K S Risam flagged off a group comprising 50 farmers from different districts of Jammu division for an exposure visit to Indian Institute of Maize Research at Ladowal, Ludhiana. The exposure visit has been organised by the Directorate of Extension Education, SKUAST Jammu, in which ten maize growers farmers from each KVK of Samba, Poonch, Rajouri, Reasi and Kathua participated. Dr Risam, while interacting with farmers on the occasion, impressed upon them to interact with the farm scientists, experts and extension functionaries to get upto date methodology in cultivation of crops from scientific point of view. Giving details of tour programme, Dr Vinod Gupta, Sr Scientist & Head, KVK Samba said that farmer’s group from Samba, Poonch, Rajouri, Reasi and Kathua districts will visit IIMR Ladowal at Ludhiana and interact with scientists of leading National Research station for promotion of maize crop. Besides, the farmers will also interact with scientists of Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana and shall discuss various agricultural technologies. The team of farmers was led by Dr Suraj Prakash, SMS, Agricultural Extension, KVK Rajouri and Dr Neerja Sharma, SMS, Horticulture, KVK Samba. Dr Sanjay Koushal, SMS Agronomy, KVK Reasi and other senior officers were also present on the occasion.
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