RC Chikmagalur Coffeeland, RID 3182, organised a seminar for farmers and coffee planters in Mugulavalli Village, Chikmagalur, to emphasise soil health conservation which is the district project this Rotary year. DG B C Geetha, participating in the event, stressed on the significance of soil fertility and healthy farming practices.
Club President Tanoj Kumar highlighted the urgent need to stop unscientific use of agro-inputs such as insecticides and weedicides. Club members Jagadeesh M H and Anand M, hailing from the village, helped in bringing together farmers and organisations, including the Agriculture and Horticulture departments and the Kissan Sangha. The event drew 400 agriculturists and 50 Rotarians.
Narayan S Mavarkar, Dean, College of Horticulture, Mudigere, enlightened the audience about organic farming, composting methods, vermicomposting, summer ploughing, farm yard manures, mulching of soil, green manure crops and biofertilisers.