A one day training program on Quality Seed Production Techniques in Pulses was conducted by the Department of Pulses, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore, at Devarayapuram Village, in Thondamuthur Block under the National Agricultural Development Program scheme on ‘Augmentation of Seed Replacement Rate in Pulses and Oilseeds through Farmers’ Participatory Seed Production.’
Sundareswaran, Director, Seed Centre stressed about the importance of quality seed production and increasing the farmers’ income through seed production and Geetha, Director, Centre for Plant Breeding and Genetics, TNAU and explained the High Yielding Varieties of pulses and their salient features.
During the training, the faculty explained the maintenance of genetic purity in seed production, demonstration on quality seed enhancement techniques, various agronomic principles and practices during seed production, integrated pest and disease management practices to be followed in pulses to the farmers.
About 30 farmers from Thondamuthur block undertaking seed production in pulses attended the training program and got benefitted. Scientists of the Department of Pulses, TNAU made all the arrangements for the successful conduct of the training program and field visit.