In the two-day state-level corn festival that began today in Chhindwara, maize growers of all districts reached the first day today. In the festival, discussions were held with expert scientists of maize crop farmers today. In the discussion, farmers were informed about the benefits of maize, measures to increase maize production,traditional and commercial use of maize besides other uses by agricultural scientists of leading agricultural research institutes of the country. Agricultural scientists Dr. Khonarkar and Dr. Gulveer Singh Pawar informed the farmers about the improved seeds and cultivation of maize in the festival. He explained to the farmers about the cultivation of single cross hybrid seeds of maize. Dr. Khanorkar explained the medicinal properties of maize and the use of maize in animal husbandry, textile industry and oil production. Regional Manager of National Seeds Corporation, Dr. Pawar gave information about the quality and importance of seeds in maize crop production. He informed that the National Seeds Corporation is continuously producing and distributing improved seeds of maize with the state throughout the country.
In the festival, discussions were held with expert scientists of maize crop farmers today.
Farmers shared their experiences At the Mecca Workshop held at the festival, Haryana farmer Dr. Arun Kumar shared his experiences with farmers about the successful cultivation of maize. He gave information related to the different cultivation of sweet corn and baby corn under Haryana. Farmers of Khandwa district, Shiv Prasad Chauhan, Quar Singh, Thom Singh, Bhav Singh, Rameshwar Thackeray and Dadu Kasde said that we have been doing maize farming successfully for many generations. On average, maize farming is economically profitable. Maize production will be better than average in Khandwa district despite excess rainfall this year. Women farmers of district Chhindwada, who are leading in maize production in the entire Madhya Pradesh, also participated in the discussion. Women farmer of village Sahajpuri, Mrs. Surti Dhurve, sharing her experiences told that she has been cultivating maize for the last 16 years. They have produced maize up to 45 quintals on 3 acres, the maximum from other crops. Female farmer Mrs. Sajni Uike said that she has been associated with maize farming for 4-5 years. The maize production done by them is continuously increasing.