Dr. Arya sensitized trainees about the importance of leaf colour chart in reducing green house gas emission

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 9/6/2019 12:32:42 AM

SAMBA, Sep 4: Scientists of SKUAST Jammu (KVK Samba) working under the guidance of Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-J, Dr. K.S. Risam organized one day farmer training programme on “Nitrogen scheduling through use of Leaf Colour Chart (LCC)” at Treli, Samba. Dr. Vinod Gupta, Sr. Scientist & Head, KVK Samba, gave appraisal of various farmers friendly schemes.
Dr. Gupta emphasized upon the farming community to have direct linkage with KVK. Dr. Vivak M. Arya, soil scientist & resource person for the training programme discussed about the importance of leaf colour chart in paddy. He advocated about the adjustment of fertilizer doses with leaf colour chart for better yield & good soil quality. Dr. Arya emphasized that leaf colour chart can reduce the excess use of urea in paddy which is causing soil and water pollution and is a threat to ecology and environment.
Dr. Arya stressed upon the farming community to not use blanket dose of fertilizers as excessive nitrogenous fertilizers are responsible for green house gas emission. Dr. Arya demonstrated the use of LCC in the paddy field to the farmers. Dr. Sanjay Khajuria, Sr, Scientist, Agroforestry advocated the plantation & conservation of agroforestry modules for sinking more carbon from the atmosphere. The proceeding of the training programme was conducted by Mr. Ajay Thakur, JRF. The program ended with the vote of thanks by local farmers.



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