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  • Cashew growers told to adopt latest technologies

    Jun 20th, 2016

    Former Deputy Director General (Horticulture), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, K.L. Chadha on Saturday encouraged farmers to adopt the latest technologies to overcome low cashew productivity.Addressing cashew growers, scientists and nursery persons at the Directorate of Cashew Research (DCR), Puttur, he highlighted the major technology contributions of DCR as softwood grafting technique, improved varieties and high-density planting method.DCR had organised a meet of cashew growers on the occasion of its 30th foundation day on Saturday.More than 150 progressive cashew growers attended it, a release said.Progressive farmers L.C. Soans from Moodbidri, Somappa Rai of Darbethadka, and Sashi Kumar Rai from Karnoor were felicitated on the occasion.M.G. Bhat, former director, DCR, Puttur, who was the chief guest, said that scientist and farmers should focus on increasing productivity to generate good income from cashew farming. He appreciated the adoption of latest technologies by innovative farmers.