To help crops sustain 10 to 15 days without water
Collector S. Natarajan inaugurated the spraying of water mixed with two per cent of Potassium Chloride to save samba crop affected by drought in the district on Thursday.
Spraying of the solution will help crop sustain 10 to 15 days without water. Spraying using various kinds of sprayers was announced by the government in the samba package scheme.
The Collector inspected the spraying at Korkai and Kachanam villages along with hundreds of farmers. This will help the crops tide over the drought condition. Samba crops are in boot leaf stage (75 days-ie before flowering) and flowering stage (80) days at various places in the district.
They are starving for water. Spraying of the solution will be done throughout the district, the Collector said.
K.Ulaganathan, MLA, Ilangovan, Joint Director of Agriculture, Mayilvahanan, Deputy Director of Agriculture were present. Needamangalam Krishi Vigyan Kendra scientists, officials of agriculture and agricultural engineering department are involved in the exercise.