A programme on Saguku Samayatham was organized by ARS, Tornala at Gram Panchayath building of Irkode village, Siddipet rural mandal, Siddipet district on 24-06-2019. Dr. P. Jagan Mohan Rao, ADR, RARS, Warangal was the Chief Guest and Mr. M. Ravindar Reddy, SUDA Chairman, Siddipet was the Guest of Honour of the programme. The meeting was organized by Ms. E. Umarani, Scientist (Pl. Br.), Ms. D. Swetha, Scientist (Agro.) and Dr. A.V. Ramanjaneyulu, Sr. Scientist (Agro) & Head, ARS, Tornala. Other scientists Dr. S. Sridevi, Principal APT, Tornala, Dr. B. Ramprasad, Sr. Scientist (Ento.), RARS, Warangal, Dr. Chaitanya, Scientist (Hort.), WTC, Rajendranagar, officers from Agriculture and Horticulture Department and representatives from Rythu Samanvaya Samithi and 69 farmers from the village have participated in the programme.
Dr. A.V. Ramanjaneyulu, Sr. Scientist (Agro.) & Head, ARS, Tornala gave a brief account on the objectives of the meeting with main emphasis on selection of crops/varieties based on soil, water resources and rainfall. Dr. B. Ramprasad gave a detailed account of control measures to be taken against different pests and diseases in response to the queries raised by farmers, as furnished below.
Fall army worm in maize
Pink boll worm in cotton
Viral disease in vegetables
Dr. Chaitanya guided the farmers about growing season, selection of seed material, raising nursery, water management techniques and plant protection aspects in cultivation of vegetables. Dr. S. Sridevi explained the importance of IFS modules for generation of year round employment and income.
Later, Dr. P. Jaganmohan Rao, gave following suggestions to the farmers
At the end, the seeds of paddy minikit varieties viz., RNR 15435 and WGL 962 were distributed to the farmers on the hands of Dr. P. Jaganmohan Rao garu and Mr. M. Ravindar Reddy garu.