ICAR-CCARI organized ‘Rice Field Day’ at Chorao village


ICAR-Central Coastal Agricultural Research Institute organized ‘Rice Field Day’ at Chorao village


ICAR-CCARI organized ‘Rice Field Day’ on 04th November 2017 at Chorao Island in the plant breeding salinity experimental farm.  The objective of the field day was to apprise farmers about the newly developed salt tolerant rice varieties by the Institute.  During the field day, farmers were taken through the demonstration plots of Goa dhan-1, Goa dhan-2 and also promising advanced breeding line GRS-1.   Dr. Manohara, K. K., Scientist in Plant Breeding at ICAR-CCARI, explained the farmers about the advantages of Goa dhan-1 and Goa dhan-2 over the traditionally cultivated variety Korgut.  Farmers are happy with the performance of the new varieties in the demonstration plot and many of them informed us to reserve the seeds for their 2018 Kharif crop.