In view of water scarcity and drought in the state, the University of Horticultural Sciences has decided to focus on dry land horticulture at the three- day national level Horticulture Mela scheduled to be held from December 17.
Addressing media persons at a press meet here in the city on Thursday, Dean of Horticulture College in Yelwala K M Indiresh said, “The three day national level Horticulture Mela will be held in the Bagalkot at the Horticulture University premises that will demonstrate on dry land horticulture. Farmers will be taught by scientists on how to grow disease-free vegetables and fruits in less water. The mela is expected to have positive impact on the farming community.”
“This year’s theme for Horticulture Mela is ‘Horticulture for improving profit.’ New breeds of crops, hi-tech horticulture and use of new farm equipments will also be discussed at the mela,” he added.
Farmers from other states including Andra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu are expected to attend the mela which will be inaugurated by Chief Minster Siddaramaiah. Progressive farmers of the state and other places will be felicitated during the mela.