Agriculture Department organizes field demonstration of Super Seeder Sowing Machine

JAMMU, DECEMBER 09: Agriculture Department in collaboration with J&K Agro Industries Development Corporation Ltd today organized a field demonstration of Super Seeder Sowing Machine at border village Allah of Sub Division R. S. Pura in presence of Director Agriculture Jammu P. S. Rathore amid a group of local farmers.

While interacting with the progressive farmers, Director said that the Super Seeder is an eco-friendly technology as it can be used for sowing of wheat without removing paddy residue due to which practice of burning crop residue can be avoided.  He advised the farmers to adopt such innovative equipment as it helps in conservation of soil moisture, checking wastage of seed and fertilizer and is cost effective as well.

He said that super seeder helps to drop the seeds and fertilizers at equal distances and proper depth, ensuring that seeds get covered with soil and saved from being eaten by birds. It also provides possibility of timely sowing of wheat crop even after long duration basmati rice variety.

Among others Chief Agriculture Officer, Jammu F. A. Bhat, Sub Divisional Agriculture Officer, R. S. Pura Roshan Lal Bhagat, Divisional Manager, JK Agro Industries Ltd. Brij Rana, Manager, JK Agro Industries Ltd. Rajesh Bhat, AEO R.S. Pura Ashwani Jojra, AEO Chak Hassal Hakumat Rai, President JK Kisan Council S.Tajinder Singh Wazir and other progressive farmers of the area were present on the occasion.