Farmers have been urged to apply for insurance as the region is prone to unpredictable weather and insect infestation during the 59th Saikot Farmers’ Awareness Programme in Churachandpur district on Monday.
The event was organised by the Northern Churachandpur Farmers’ Association and the Wind of Change at B Vengnom Community Hall.
Professor of department of Entomology, Central Agriculture University (CAU), Imphal Kh Ibohal Singh and assistant professor of department of Entomology and Agronomy, CAU Jamkhogin Lhungdim were the resource persons of the technical session.
District agriculture officer (DAO), Churachandpur Mk Elizabeth informed the farmers on the latest technology and techniques for agriculture and stressed on the importance of soil testing and its timely treatment.
She also urged the farmers to apply for insurance, mentioning that the area is prone to unpredictable weather and insect problems.
Resource person Kh Ibohal Singh encouraged the farmers to participate in the interaction programme and share their queries and problems. He provided the farmers with various tips and techniques to improve their crops. He highlighted the uses of cow dung and urine as insecticides and pesticides, and distributed new drugs to be used in cultivation.
Resource person J Lhungdim also elaborated on the various techniques for the application of fertilisers. He mentioned the harmful effect of urea and encouraged the farmers to adopt organic farming.