BUDGAM: SKUAST-K, today distributed high yielding paddy seed (SR4) among the farmers of Khag area of Budgam under participatory seed village programme of NSP.
The programme was jointly organized by AICRP on Seed (Crops), National Seed Project (NSP) SKUAST-K in collaboration with Krishi Vigyan Kendra Budgam.
Prof. Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi, Director Extension SKUAST-K was the chief guest on the occasion. He stressed upon the need of adoption and dissemination of the high yielding university released variety of Paddy.
Explaining about the benefits of the SR4 paddy variety, Director Extension, SKUAST-K said that the variety is climate resilient, less susceptible to diseases and has the potential to tolerate adverse weather conditions.
The programme was also attended by Dr. Gowhar, (Asstt. Prof. NSP); Dr. Aflaq, (Asstt. Prof. NSP); Dr. Bilal Ahmad Lone, (Sr. Scientist & Head KVK Budgam), scientists of the Kendra.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Gowhar deliberated upon the package of practices to be adopted for SR4 variety and thanked Director Extension and KVK Budgam for the support.
During the programme SR4 variety of paddy seed (12qtls) was distributed among the famers free of cost.