Staff Reporter

GUNTUR: Agriculture Market Committee of Guntur will open an Agriculture Scientific Advisory Centre for farmers at the Chilli Market Yard on Monday to cater to the needs of paddy, cotton and chilli growers.

Market Committee Chairman L. Appi Reddy in a release said due to lack of proper guidance and advice on the timing of sowing, quantum of fertiliser to be used, type of seeds to be used and timing of pesticide to be sprayed, farmers were unable to adopt the best practices resulting in the reduction in productivity. The centre would function from 9 a.m. to 12 noon everyday and scientists from LAM farm and other places would provide across the table solutions for farmers’ problems. In addition to this a Toll-Free telephone would also function at the Centre for the farmers to advice them on their problems.