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Farmers briefed on pulses cultivation

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New techniques: Pulses growers having a glimpse of the latest crop techniques at an exhibition at Vamban village near Pudukotttai.

PUDUKOTTAI: A seminar-cum-exhibition on the "Pulses Mission of the Irrigated Agriculture Modernisation and Water Resource Management" (IAMWARM) was held at Vamban village recently. Farmers of the district were briefed on how to boost their income by raising pulses.

Pulses cultivation requires an extra effort for maximum utilisation of the available sources, better crop protection techniques and timely application of fertilisers. "There are a few techniques like irrigation through rain-gun and spraying of DAP to pulses. A demonstration was done on every cultivation practice," said P. Raju, Joint Director of Agriculture (In-charge), Pudukottai, who organised the exhibition. Scientists and experts offered tips on various pulses protection strategy to the farmers. M. Sundar, associate professor, National Pulses Research Centre, Vamban, spoke on pulses like Vamban Red gram 3-VBN (Rg3) and Vamban Black gram 4-VBN (Bg4) .

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