Staff Reporter

Krishnagiri: A Seasonal Facilitation Centre has been opened in Krishnagiri district to provide information to farmers on the demand and availability of fertilizers, seed requirement, pest management and latest technology for cultivation of crops for the kharif season.

In a statement issued here on Friday, the Deputy Director of Agriculture, R. Loganathan, said the centre would function from June 15 to July 15 on all weekdays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Farmers could contact the office of the Assistant Director of Agriculture in Krishnagiri: 04343 (236003), Uthangkarai: 04341 (222184), Hosur: 04344 (222417) and Denkanikottai: (9443511452) for details on technical inputs including fertilizers, seeds and availability of pesticides.

They could also get information on the latest technology and other details at the Agricultural Extension Centres (AEC) in the district on working days between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Farmers had been advised to use fertilizers in the right proportion on the technical advice of campaigns being conducted by the Department of Agriculture and to avoid excess usage of fertilizers.

Mr. Loganathan appealed to farmers to contact the Seasonal Facilitation Centre and Agricultural Extension Centres on the latest technologies for the kharif season.