TIRUCHY: After complaints of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in maize throughout Ariyalur district, officers sprinkled pesticide utilizing drones.
The safety train was inspected personnally by District Collector J Annie Mary Swarna on Saturday.
Maize, a meals money crop, has been cultivated in an space of 21,000 ha in Ariyalur district. Not too long ago, there have been widespread complaints from farmers within the district about armyworm assault in crops, which have been 25 and 35 days outdated. The difficulty was raised in the course of the latest farmers grievances redressal meet additionally and petitions have been submitted to officers searching for motion to manage the pest.
Performing shortly on the difficulty, Annie Mary Swarna directed agri officers to take care of the issue and provoke steps to manage the pest. Officers, who carried out a subject inspection, stated that other than the armyworm, spodoptera litura pest had additionally attacked the crops and so they additionally really helpful to sprinkle pest management answer by drones as the method for sprinkling the pest management answer to the crops age between 60 and 70 days can be tough.
Later, the District Collector instructed the officers to sprinkle the pesticide utilizing drones throughout the district and farmers have been intimated to avail the power.
On Saturday, the district collector Annie Mary Swarna inaugurated the sprinkling of pesticide by drones at Valajanagaram village. She additionally requested the farmers to comply with the directions by the agriculture officers and enhance the yield. Joint Director (agri) Ok Palanisamy, assistant director (high quality management)D Radhakrishnan and different officers additionally accompanied the Collector.
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