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Farmer's Corner

Annual Chrysanthemum farmer at Alandi Pune district.

Annual Chrysanthemum Cv. Local at Alandi, Pune dist. Was found to be healthy with 5 per cent mirid bud infestation on flower buds.

Carnation grower at Kharpudi, Khed, Pune:

ICAR – DFR scientists visited carnation grown by Dattatreya Bhagwan Kashid at Kharpudi, Khed Tq. Pune dist. The crop was infested with root knot nematodes to the tone of 10 per cent. Root nodules in the infected plants were exposed and shown to the farmer. The control measures for the same has been recommended. The soil sample and infected plant samples were collected for further studies.

Carnation grower at Vaghapur, Pune:

ICAR – DFR scientists visited carnation grown by Maruthi Dagadu Kunjir at Vaghapur, Purandar Tq. Pune dist. The crop was found to be healthy. The team discussed about the crop production practices followed by the farmer.

Gerbera at Sortapwadi village Pune dist.:

ICAR – DFR scientists visited gerbera grown by Tanaji Jayavant Chorge at Sortapwadi, Haveli Tq. Pune dist. The crop was found to be infested with root knot nematodes to the tune of 15 – 20 per cent. Root nodules in the infected plants were exposed and shown to the farmer. The control measures for the same has been recommended. The soil sample and infected plant samples were collected for further studies. The crop was also infested with leaf miner to the tune of 10 – 15 per cent. The control measures for the same has been recommended.

Gerbera grower at Akolner village Ahmednagar dist 01 – 03:

ICAR – DFR scientists visited gerbera grown by Balasaheb Anand Bhor at Akolner, Ahmednagar dist. The crop was found to be infested with root knot nematodes to the tune of 15 – 20 per cent. Root nodules in the infected plants were exposed and shown to the farmer. The control measures for the same has been recommended. The soil sample and infected plant samples were collected for further studies. The crop was also suspected to be infected with viral disease. The plant sample has been collected and the sample was sent for virus identification to the Virology section, Division of Plant Pathology, IARI, New Delhi. The crop was also searched for the thrips, however thrips was not found on any of the sampled plants.

Gerbera grower from Akolner village Ahmednagar dist. visited DFR:

Balasaheb Anand Bhor, Shahaji Shivaram Bhor and Sunil Shivaji Jadhav growing gerbera at Akolner, Ahmednagar dist. had visited the directorate. The gerbera plant was found to be sick and confirm the cause for the problem, a team of scientists from this directorate has visited the polyhouses, collected the samples and suggested control measures for root knot nematode problem.

Golder rod grower at Charoli Pune dist.:

Team of scientists from DFR has visited golden rod grown in Charoli village, Pune dist. The crop was infected with rust postules, the samples were collected and control measure was suggested.

Holewadi near Rajgurunagar, Pune dist.:

Team of scientists from DFR has visited China aster grown in Holewadi near Rajgurunagar, Pune dist. China aster Cv. Local field was found to be infected with phytoplasma to the tune of 20 – 25 per cent, however the incidence of leafhoppers, the vectors of phytoplasmas was very meagre 5 adults in 10 sweep nets. Miner incidence of bud borer, Helicoverpa armigera to the tune of 0.5 per cent, mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis was recorded on China aster.

Holewadi village near Rajgurunagar, Pune dist.:

China aster Cv. Local field was found to be infected with phytoplasma to the tune of 20 – 25 per cent, however the incidence of leafhoppers, the vectors of phytoplasmas was very meagre 5 adults in 10 sweep nets. Miner incidence of bud borer, Helicoverpa armigera to the tune of 0.5 per cent, mealybug, Phenacoccus solenopsis was recorded on China aster.

Innovative Farmer Award

One of the farmers from ICAR-DFR adopted village Mr. Ganesh Bochare, Village- Kusur, Tal- Junnar Dist- Pune got “Innovative Farmers Award” award by Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi during the Krishi Unnati Mela at IARI on 21st March 2016.

1) Mr. Ganesh Dattatray Bochare

Mr Ganesh Dattatray Bochare of village-Kusur, Tal-Junnar, Dist-Pune was awarded the Innovative Farmers Award by ICAR-IARI, New Delhi during the Krishi Unnati Mela, organized by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, New Delhi during 19-21st March 2016. This prestiage award was given in the presence of Hon’ble Sri Radha Mohan Singh, Minister of Agriculture, Government of India for his outstanding work for using innovative technologies to increase the income and make the livelihood from floriculture. He made intervention in cultural practices in flower crops that include:

  1. 1) Use of soil analysis based fertilizer application: Need based application of fertilizers resulted saving on chemicals thereby reducing the input cost. Also helped in maintaining the soil health and ecological balance.

  2. 2) Use of balanced fertilizers: Increased fertilizer efficiency, thereby increasing crop yield

  3. 3) Use of polythene mulching: It has resulted in water saving, minimum weed growth and thereby saving labour cost and minimizing drudgery.

  4. 4) Use of protection film: Protection films were used for different crops that protected the crop from sucking pests and also modified the microclimate around the plant.

  5. 5) Use of protected cultivation: Cultivation of color capsicum and marigold in shade net house resulted in bumper yield of quality produce.

  6. 6) Use of preventive plant protection : Use of effective plant protection chemicals based on requirement resulted saving on chemicals thereby reduced the input cost.

With his interventions he has succeeded in the attracting attention of many farmers from his region and he always tries to guide them with relevant information.


2) Mr. Changdeo Vishnu More

Changdeo Vishnu More of village- Sasurve, Tal-Koregaon, Dist- Satara, Maharashtra was awarded the Innovative Farmers Award by ICAR-IARI, New Delhi during the Krishi Unnati Mela, organized by Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, New Delhi during 19-21st March 2016. This prestigious award was given in the presence of Hon’ble Sri Radha Mohan Singh, Minister of Agriculture, Government of India for his outstanding work for using innovative technologies to increase the income and make the livelihood from floriculture. He made intervention in cultural practices in flower crops that include:

He started using improved varieties of tuberose varieties released by AICRP centre, NARP Ganeshkind. He introduced Suhashini and Phule Rajani varieties for the first time in his region, multiplied in large scale and supplied planting material to various farmers. Many farmers were benefitted by his innovative thinking and experiments on different crops.

The strawberry cultivation was also started by him for the first time in his region which was not successful before.

In gladiolus he has taken three crops in a year with meticulous planning of corms production and successfully produced flowers and corms year around. Every year number of farmers visit his field and request for the gladiolus corms.

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