Report on ‘World Soil Day’ Celebrations at ICAR-NRC for Banana, Trichy on 05.12.2015
The ICAR-National Research Centre for Banana, Trichy celebrated ‘World Soil Day’ on 05.12.2015. Dr.B.Padmanaban, Director of the Centre presided over the function and Dr.P.Pandiyarajan, Dean, Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute (TNAU) graced the function as chief guest. Dr. Pandiyarajan emphasized the Soil Health Management in Agriculture through fortification of soil fertility by improving soil microbial population and distributed the soil health cards to the farmers. Dr.K.J.Jeyabaskaran, Principal Scientist delivered a technical lecture on ‘Fertile Soil for Healthy Banana’, emphasizing soil-test based nutrient management to avoid indiscriminate application of synthetic fertilisers. Importance of soil testing and soil health cards was discussed in detail and awareness was created in this regard, among the farming community. About 50 farmers from Trichy, Karur, Tanjore, Dindigul and Perambalur districts participated in this function and 100 soil health cards were distributed. Dr. M.Mayil Vaganan, Principal Scientist welcomed the gathering and Dr. I. Ravi, Principal Scientist gave Vote of Thanks.
Dr.P.Pandiyarajan, Dean, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Tiruchirapalli – distributing Soil Health Card to a farmer on ‘World Soil Day’ (05.12.2015) at ICAR-NRCB
Group of farmers participated in the ‘World Soil Day’ at the ICAR-National Research Centre for Banana on 05.12.2015