Udupi, Oct 25, 2018: The Zonal Agricultural and Horticultural Research Station (ZAHRS), affiliated to the University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences (UAHS), Shivamogga, will organise a krishi mela at Brahmavar in Udupi district on October 27 and 28.
Addressing media on Oct 24, Wednesday, S.U. Patil, Associate Director of Research/Extension, ZAHRS, said that the mela will be held in association with various government departments, the Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP), and the Agricultural Diploma College.
The main objective of the mela will be the showcase of the latest agricultural technologies through demonstrations, discussions, field visits in ZAHRS, and seminars. There will be interactions with agricultural scientists.
“This mela will provide a platform to the farmers to find solutions to their problems,” he said.
Three seminars would be during the mela on topics including
‘scientific cultivation of cashew, cocoa, pepper and other vegetable crops’; ‘integrated farming system for higher returns’, and ‘mechanisation and technologies for reducing cost of cultivation in paddy crop’.
Agricultural scientists of UAHS, scientists of national institutes and progressive farmers will participate as resource persons.
There will be 150 stalls at the exhibition organised on the mela grounds.
The other attractions include fodder production for dairy animals through hydrophonics; high-yielding varieties of rice and seed production; preparation of Dapog nursery and SRI method of cultivation, among others.