Don’t use spurious seeds, farmers told

June 25, 2016 0 Comments

Shivamogga, Jun 15: With the onset of monsoon in the district, farmers have gotten busy sowing seeds in all seven taluks here. Maize is the main crop grown in Shikaripur, Sorab, Shivamogga and Bhdravathi main taluks. Farmers have been advised by the agricultural department not to use spurious and cheap quality seeds for sowing. Small and poor farmers have been cautioned against falling prey to sellers who sell seeds at cheaper price.

Shivamogga ZP CEO – Rakesh Kumar has urged all farmers to use only certified seeds to get higher yield and profit. He has directed all officers in charge of the agricultural department in taluks to take action against those found selling spurious seeds. He has also instructed sellers not to sell loose seeds to farmers which can cause crop loss.
Rakesh Kumar said there is good stock of manure with the department and farmers need not worry.