|KVK, Reasi promotes Organic Vegetables Cultivation amid COVID-19|
|Early Times Report|
Reasi, Nov 29: Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi under the administrative control of Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-J) is promoting the organic vegetables cultivation in Reasi distt. of J&K amid COVID-19 pandemic. Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi scientists are technically supporting the farmers for the scientific cultivation of organic vegetables so that chemical free vegetables can be produced and nutritional security can be mitigated amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Talwara and adjoining villages such as Kansi Patta and Kans Brahmna of Reasi district of J&K are commercially producing the organic vegetables. The KVK scientists have provided the necessary technical guidelines on organic vegetables along with Neem Oil, Pheromone Traps, sticky traps, Neem Cake, organic fungicides etc. to the farmers of the area so as to produce the organic vegetables. Besides it, farmers have been trained on organic formulations by utilizing the local resources at a cheap rate. Farmers have been guided on vermicomposting technology, Panchgavya preparation, cow urine preparation, beejamrit preparation, fermented butter milk preparation etc. According to Sr. Scientist & Head of Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi, Dr. Banarsi Lal organic farming can play a crucial role in increasing the farmers’ income even during this difficult juncture of time. According to him organic farming helps to improve the health status of the soil and organic farm produce is helpful to improve our health status of human beings. Talwara village has been adopted by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Reasi of SKUAST-J and KVK is endevouring for commercial organic farming for the welfare of mankind by promoting the eco-friendly agriculture. The crops rotation, pulses production, multiple cropping, microbial cultures etc. in the organic farming are also followed by the farmers of the area. Farmers are applying Panchgavaya, Jeevamrit, Beejamrit, Fermented Butter Milk, Neem oil etc. for the organic management of insect-pests and diseases. Many new farmers are coming forward by observing the successful results of organic vegetables growers of the area.