Special Correspondent

Event will showcase the recent trends

in organic farming

UAS is expecting two lakh visitors

for the show

BANGALORE: The University of Agricultural Sciences here will organise a four-day “Krishi Mela” from November 16 to 19 on its campus in Bangalore.

The highlight of this year’s “Krishi Mela” is the national organic agricultural exhibition being organised on the occasion.

This event would showcase the recent developments, trends and achievements in the field of organic farming.

The show would also serve as a platform for various stakeholders in organic farming, including farmers, research units and traders to display their services and products.

This year’s edition of the mela is going to be the biggest ever organised in the State as the university is expecting more than two lakh visitors for its show against the last year’s turnout of 1.5 lakh visitors.

Participation

In addition, about 500 top-agri based companies would participate in the mela.

According to university officials, the mela would also feature a national agricultural machinery exhibition and crop demonstrations on the sprawling 1,400-acre campus of the university.

The recently released crop varieties by the university would also be displayed.

Among other things, the mela would focus on cultivation of fruits and vegetables with the help of low-cost poly house technology.

The integrated farming system would also be on display for the benefit of farmers.

Another highlight is that agricultural-related IT firms and BT industries would also take part in the mela.

They include IT-enabled services in agriculture and allied fields such as agri-marketing information, eco-informatics, early warning systems, bio-informatics, weather forecasting and precision farming.

According to a release by the university, the event would also have demonstrations related to sustainable cropping pattern for dryland farming, watershed management, precision farming, medicinal and aromatic plants, bio-fuel and bio-resources.

Those interested in exhibiting their products and services may contact the Director of Extension, University of Agricultural Sciences-Bangalore, Hebbal, Bangalore-24. Ph.: 23418883, 23411483 (Extn. 235) and 9341983036.

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