Demonstration of IIHR Technologies at Byndoor and Mattu Villages of Udupi District under Bhoo Samrudhi Project
Demonstration of IIHR Technologies viz., Arka Vegetable Special, Arka Mircobial Consortium and Arka Neem Soap was conducted on 26th February 2019 at Byndoor and Mattu Villages of Udupi District under Bhoo Samrudhi Project. Above mentioned IIHR technologies were first demonstrated in the Mattu Gulla Brinjal field of Shri Koraga S/o T. Suvarna at Mattu village. Beginning of the programme, Dr PVR Reddy, Principal Scientist, Division of Entomology and Nematology, ICAR-IIHR briefly explained and demonstrated on the use of Arka Neem Soap for controlling thrips and mites in brinjal. Afterwards, Dr. D. Kalaivanan, Scientist, Division of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, ICAR-IIHR elaborated the benefits of Arka Vegetable Special and Arka Mircobial Consortium with demonstration in brinjal. Nearly 60 Mattu Gulla Brinjal farmers attended and benefitted from the demonstration. Another demonstration on use of IIHR technologies mentioned above was conducted for watermelon at Shri Nagaraj Shet S/o Narasimha Shet of Byndoor village, Kundapura taluk, Udupi. About 25 watermelon growers participated in the demonstration and benefitted.