KVK, Palem organized Pre-Kharif awareness cum training program in Avancha village of Thimajipeta Mandal on 12.05.2022. In this program, Dr. T. Prabhakar Reddy, Programme Coordinator, KVK, Palem briefed about the program, suggested best management practices in Cotton, Redgram and Castor etc. To enhancing of soil fertility in-situ incorporation of green manure crops sun hemp, Dhaincha, Greengram etc at flowering stage. Application of farm yard manures, vermicompost @ 4tonnes/acre once in a year also helps to maintain soil physical & chemical properties which ultimately enhance the yields of the crops. Mr. M. Rajashekhar (SMS-PP) spoke about the importance of deep summer ploughing, seed treatment, soil application of Thrichoderma viride and various IPM practices in field & horticultural crops without harming the ecosystem. Dr. A. Shanakar (SMS-Horti) discussed best management practices in Chilli; where ever feasible follow the drip with mulching to get the higher yields. Mr. K. Ramakrishna (SMS-CP) stressed on Dry directed seed rice and integrated weed management. Dr. B. Rajashekhar (SMS-AE) spoke about the information sources and various mobiles app to get the latest information about the Agri & allied sectors. Sri. Kamal Kumar (MAO-Thimajipeta) briefed about the various schemes initiated by the department of agriculture. In this meeting Sri. Ajay kumar (Sarpanch), Sairam (AEO), Sharada (MPTC) and a total of 58 farmers have participated.