Awareness programme for farmers on proper use of fertilizer was organised during 22nd October, 2019 at KVK Hirehalli, in collaboration with the Dept. of Agriculture, MCF, Bengaluru. About 147 participants took part in the event. Mr.Shiva Prasad IMC Member ICAR-IIHR, Bengaluru, Mr. Umesh Incharge Joint Director, Dept. of Agriculture, Tumakuru, Mr. Gurupurtresh Hiremath, Asst. Manger, Marketing, MCF, Bengaluru, Mr. Babanna.T, Asst. Manager (Sales), FACT, Tumakuru, Mr. Anand, Fertilizer Dealer, Tumakuru in presence of Dr. Loganandhan, N., Head, KVK, Hirehalli. Technical Session by Mr. Ramesh PR., SMS Soil Science covered topics like imbalanced use of plant nutrients, New type of fertilizers, use of soil health cards, video show and Question and Answer session. Participants were exposed to KVK farm activities. End of the programme, Sri Lingaraju, Koratagere, Farmer expressed their feedback praising the knowledge that they gained during the programme. During the day, Live telecast of Launching Program on Youtube from ICAR (Address by Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture & FW) was also arranged.
The programme was coordinated by Mr. K.N. Jagadish Agril. Extension, Subject Matter Specialist, ICAR- KVK, Hirehalli Tumakuru. All the staff members participated in the programme. Welcome was given by Smt. Radha R. Banakar and Vote of Thanks Mr. K.N. Jagadish.