Farmers sensitised on Agromet advisory services
Dimapur, Oct. 24 (EMN): District Agromet Unit (Damu) under Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Mokokchung, organised a farmers’ awareness programme on “Agromet advisory services in the wake of climate change” in Yimchalu village on October 23.
Dr. Keviletsü Khate, senior scientist and head of KVK Mokokchung, highlighted on the establishment of Damu under Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa of IMD at KVK Mokokchung in 2019 thereby rendering the agromet services to the farming community of Mokokchung district. He emphasised on the importance of Agrometeorology as agriculture is dependent on weather patterns. He also stressed on the need to upgrade the conventional way of farming in the context of climate change.
He encouraged the farmers to avail the agromet services to enhance their agricultural production and to minimise the adverse impact of extreme weather events.
Dr. Ruopfuselhou Kehie, assistant chief technical officer (plant protection), spoke on the consequence of climate change in relation to pests and diseases. He advised the participants to be vigilant and report in case of any new causality on crops due to pest and diseases.
Ningshiyangerla Walling, SMS (Agrometeorology), spoke on agromet services and demonstrated on Meghdoot mobile application.
Meanwhile, Kekawati, chairman of Yimchalu village council, expressed his desire to work together with agromet services as a component in their agricultural activities.
Report also stated that a folder on Meghdoot, a mobile app to assist farmers for weather based farm management, was released and distributed to the participants. It added that a total of 29 farmers were forward for KMAS database.