The training on doubling of farmers’ income- Role of Good Agriculture Practices was conducted on 02.12.2021 in village Kaliawas, district Gurugram celebrating 75 Years of Independence, Ajadi Ka Amrut Mahotsava . The faculty members, Prof. (Dr.) Ashok Kumar, Dean, Dr. Pooja Pant, Asstt. Prof. (Horticulture), Dr. Manjeet, Asstt. Prof. (Extension Education) and Dr. Pooja Upadhyay, Asstt. Prof. (Plant Pathology) and 10 students of final year, B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture and 47 farmers took part in the training programme.
Prof. Ashok Kumar explained the farmers how to increase wheat yield under late sown conditions. Wheat seed treatment by soaking seed overnight for ten hours and dry it in shade for 3-4 hours in next morning and sowing thereafter will increase the wheat yield as a result of early germination and plant vigour. Dr. Pooja Pant informed the farmers that planting exotic vegetables will give them more returns as compared to traditional vegetables. She also explained value addition in fruits and vegetables which will increase the income and avoid post harvest losses. About animals’ health and high milk yield, Dr. Manjeet gave important tips. Dr. Pooja Upadhyay discussed important diseases of mustard, wheat and vegetable crops especially cucurbits and their management. The training program was summed up that farmers should carry out timely operations so that the infestation of pests reduced and the cost of cultivation is minimized to get higher income and profitability from the farm lands.