Field visit to vegetable growers
In order to further elaborate on the topics presented and have
farmers practice in the application of the camp/block extension officers,
practical field visits were undertaken to vegetable growers. The participants
enjoyed the field visits. The field visits were extremely popular for practical
demonstration of farmers practices. The differences between the farmers, present
practices and recommended practices were discussed in the field. The following
elements were observed in the field:
· Poor land tillage
· Basal dressing fertiliser applied
late and not incorporated.
· Manure applied
as top dressing and not incorporated in the soil.
· Indiscriminate use of insecticides and
· Inadequate knowledge on
identification of pests and diseases.
of rotation, poor spacing.
· Growing of fewer
vegetable species resulting in market gluts, poor rotation.
· Poor sanitation in vegetable gardens, neglected old
· Farmers do not use
· Marketing problems.
· Farmers use recycled seed.
· Poor irrigation