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Plant protection, production of good quality seed, post-harvest management are key focus areas: Ch Iqbal

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SRINAGAR: The Director of Agriculture Kashmir, Chowdhury Mohammad Iqbal today visited Potato Seed Multiplication Farm (SMF) Kalnag, SMF Rampora and Floriculture Farm Sirhama Anantnag, inspected different blocks of these farms and interacted with the concerned technical experts regarding various latest interventions adopted by the farms.

Speaking on the occasion, the Director of Agriculture said that the departmental farms are in the process of becoming centers of excellence vis a vis different crop production, and protection technologies.

He said Departmental farms are focusing on the multiplication of high-yielding varieties of agriculture crops, appropriate production and protection technologies, post-harvest management and production of good quality seed.

The Director of Agriculture assured the concerned officers of every possible support from the department for strengthening the departmental farms on modern scientific lines.

He said that for the last two years, the department has been diversifying the departmental farms in terms of crops and other agriculture activities. We have achieved good results over the quality of planting material but still, there is a great scope for improvement, he added.

Earlier, Farm Manager Potato SMF Kalnag briefed the Director of Agriculture regarding various interventions introduced by the department for the development of the said farm on modern scientific lines. He gave a detailed presentation to the visiting director in this regard.

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