Jammu, December 09: To Promote and Strengthen Farm Mechanisation, a field demonstration of Super Seeder Sowing Machine was conducted at border village Allah of Sub Division R.S. Pura in presence of P.S. Rathore, Director Agriculture, Jammu amid a group of local farmers. The demonstration was conducted by the Department of Agriculture in collaboration with J&K Agro Industries Development Corporation Ltd.
The Super Seeder demonstration was conducted an area of 6 acres. This is a unique machine that helps in ploughing and mulching of the standing paddy residue and sowing seed for next wheat crop, in a single operation, remarked Director Agriculture while interacting with the progressive farmers on the occasion. 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. The farmers were advised 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.
It was informed on the occasion 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 the possibility of timely sowing of the wheat crop even after long-duration basmati rice variety.
Those present on the occasion include 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.