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Event Name :
World Soil Day-2017
Event Venue :
KVK, Shivamogga
KVK address :
ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Savalanga Road, Navule, Shivamogga
Contact person details :
Ms. Rekha M. V.
Scientist (Soil Science)
7411295034 08182295516
Event Date :
12/5/2017 To 12/5/2017
Objective: Awareness of proper utilization of natural resources like soil & water & to manage soil fertility status & its properties, to encourage fertilizer application based on soil test to minimize cost of cultivation, to increase production & farmers’ income.
Pre Event Description :
World Soil day was organized at KVK, Shivamogga. Programme was inaugurated by Dr. P. Narayanaswamy, Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, UAHS, Shivamogga. During his inaugural speech he stressed the farmers to test their farm soils & based on the report apply the fertilizers as required for the crops. This leads to reduce the cost of cultivation, to increase yield and to get more profit. Dr. H.M.Chidanandappa, Professor, Soil Science delivered a lecture on importance of Soil testing and fertility management. Further he suggested the farmers to grow pulse crops as inter crops in arecanut & coconut to utilize the available land & resources & to improve the soil fertility. Dr. Vageesh, Dean (PGS), UAHSS, Dr. K. Madhusudhan, JDA, Shivamogga advised the farmers to apply major nutrients along with micronutrient to control deficiencies in crops. Dr. M.K.Naik presided over the programme & advised the farmers to apply recommended fertilizers based on soil test report to get higher yield & income
Target Group: Farmer
Image: Participants watching the 'VISHWA MIRDA DIWAS' video clipping.
Image: Hoarding of celebration of World Soil Day and Soil Health Card Scheme displayed at the entrance of the campus.