ICAR-DOGR organizes Farmers-Scientists Interface Meet
ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research organized Farmers-Scientists Interface Meeting on 17th March, 2018 at Rajgurunagar, Pune. About 200 participants including researchers, staff of ICAR-DOGR, students and progressive farmers from Maharashtra State attended the programme. Dr. Major Singh, Director, ICAR-DOGR welcomed the participants. He spoke about the onion and garlic scenario. Dr. Vijay Mahajan, Principal Scientist, ICAR-DOGR gave presentation on advance technologies developed by the Directorate. All the scientists of ICAR-DOGR had interaction with the farmers. The queries from the farmers about varieties, seed production, weed control, pest and disease management, harvesting, storage and marketing of onion and garlic crops were answered by the respective scientists. On the occasion, ICAR-DOGR made arrangement for viewing of the web-telecast of the address by the Hon’ble Prime Minister and Hon’ble Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Minister. All the farmers and staff listened to the address of Hon’ble Prime Minister and Hon’ble Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Minister. The various agro-practicals were demonstrated to the farmers at Rajgurunagar farm of the Directorate. They were also shown the exhibits in ICAR-DOGR museum. The programme was coordinated by Dr. S. S. Gadge, Senior Scientist (Agricultural Extension). The programme ended with vote of thanks expressed by Dr. R. B. Kale, Scientist (Agricultural Extension).