Bayer Crop Science introduces Spring Maize in Jammu region
Jul. 13, 2020
Bayer Crop Science Limited has introduced Spring hybrid Maize sowing in Jammu region, which is also a lucrative alternative to wheat crop, to help progressive farmers get more than double yield to their crops thus contributing their part towards Government’s mission of doubling farmer’s income by 2022.
Pertinently, there was no maize cropping during the spring season in Jammu region and the farmers mostly depended on wheat cultivation which was not that productive and profitable and also not feasible sometimes causing huge loss to the farmers.
With the efforts of Bayer Crop Science Limited’s Territory Business Manager, Kailash Pandey and the enthusiasm and a deep urge to grow among the farmers, this spring Maize sowing recorded tremendous response and yield as well from several parts of Jammu region. About 2 MT of Spring Corn Maize DEKALB 9108 had been sown only in two districts of Jammu and Samba where the farmers have got more than double crop yield besides huge financial benefits through selling of their green maize plants after harvesting of the crop.
According to Kailash Pandey, Jammu region has abundant potential and scope as well for this Spring Maize cultivation and other hybrid cereal and vegetable seeds of the company which will not only multiply the production manifold but will certainly give a big fillip to agriculture profile of the region.
He said that Maize is the third largest cereal crop in India after rice and wheat and its significance as a source of large number of industrial products besides its uses as human food and animal feed additionally make it an emerging cereal crop of increasing importance.
Recently, Bayer Crop Science Limited held harvest Day cum awareness camp on Spring Corn Maize DEKALB 9108 at village Kulliyan of Samba district.
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