‘JNAU equipped to study soil attributes’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 13 Sep 2017 11:12:15


 

Staff Reporter,

The equipment being used to study and research based on soil tests are being performed with latest machinery and mechanism. The department i maintaining standards in advance teaching, research and extension as per ICAR norms

“The facilities to study soil attributes at microbial level are available in different laboratories of Jawaharlal Nehru Agriculture University, Department of Soil Science and Agriculture Chemistry. The equipment being used to study and research based on soil tests are being performed with latest machinery and mechanism. The department is maintaining standards in advance teaching, research and extension as per ICAR norms.

Ongoing schedules in Centre for Advance Faculty Training as per standards of ICAR and responses shown by the participant agricultural scientists representing different state agriculture universities and institutions reflects,” said Professor, P Ratna Prasad, Associate Director Research, Regional Research Centre, Guntur nominated ICAR Observer for the ongoing CAFT training while interacting exclusively with ‘The Hitavada’, on Monday.


He is in city as an observer for the ongoing national training “For Higher Production and Human Health the Management of Soil Health and Fertility” being organised in JNAU.
He added that the ICAR-supported national training is an event, where experts of different streams participate and share the innovations of particular observation and work given effective results, carried out in their respective areas and also learn the objectives on which ICAR is focusing. He further said, the event will also help design the future course of action over dissemination of technology to end-users, the training and its discussion work.


Explaining about the methods used to disseminate the technology amongst end users while dealing with various challenges like adaptability, lack of awareness about use of tools and way of application of modern implements, inputs, etc. now concern of soil health is a serious issue and very sensitive, which majority of people at the start of the food production chain the farmers are mostly unaware of the challenges occurred due to modern farming with synthetic inputs.


To make farming sustainable, we are developing an information technology transformation mechanism that has wide scope of variation and holds variable qualities.
We are breaking the whole system at micro level and at every step, we are trying to make farmers aware about recent updates to make the farming a sustainable and profitable venture inspite of a long, boring and loss-making work full of hardship, Dr P Ratan Prasad added.


He added that the healthy practices are well adopted in Southern India and slowing growing in Western India and also some parts of Eastern, Central and Northern India are opting organic way of farming. He said, we have to use every drop of organic waste coming out from farms, domestic and commercial areas in to manure so that the rich nutrient could be supplemented back to the crops. For this, Government should link the new entrepreneurship financial assistance programmes in this direction.