Farmers urged to test seeds before sowing

The Chairman and Running Director of Tamil Nadu Foodgrains (CPS) Advertising and marketing Garden S Rethinavelu has cautioned people today in opposition to accepting unsolicited seed packets from overseas, moreover insisting on them to have such seeds analyzed at laboratories for their efficacy ahead of sowing.

Sensitising farmers about “seed terrorism”, Rethinavelu claimed the Worldwide Seed Testing Agency (ISTA) has now issued a warning about the outcomes of sowing unsolicited seeds and the resultant impression on food stuff creation, the distribute of crop conditions and connected wellbeing and environmental issues.

Using a cue from such warnings, the Tamilnadu Foodgrains (CPS) Advertising and marketing Garden has designed it mandatory for farmers to get the seeds analyzed in a laboratory ahead of making use of it for cultivation.

“This would not only assistance prevent generate decline but help save the farmer and setting as properly,” he claimed although cautioning on the option of inter-crop, fencing crop and fodder crops.

“Farmers should really chorus from making use of non-native seeds for fencing/ fodder crops as it could suppress the core crop,” Rethinavelu claimed.

Tamilnadu Foodgrains (CPS) Advertising and marketing Garden is a Unique Purpose Vehicle (SPV), founded with guidance from the Division of Industrial Coverage and Marketing, Ministry of Commerce and Sector, Authorities of India.

Situated at Sikkandar Chavadi in Madurai, the 30-acre internet marketing property has several infrastructure amenities less than one roof like Scientific Warehouse, Chilly Storage Device, Personal Advertising and marketing cum Storage Depots, Roomy Container Terminal, Cleansing and Grading Machine, Colour Sorting Machine, Packaging Machine, Merchandise Display screen Centre, Seminar Corridor etcetera.

“We also do seed exams,” he claimed.