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Department of Agriculture

FCRDI-Field Crops: Solving Field Problems Related to Field Crops

Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries » Agriculture, Livestock & Fisheries Development

Organisation: Department of Agriculture

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major disciplines covered:

pests, diseases, agronomy and physiological aspects and soil problems related to field crops and value added product development

crops of which field problems are solved
maize, finger millet, minor millets,  chilli, onion, , green gram, black gram, cowpea, soybean, horse grain, sesame, groundnut, mustard, sunflower

to whom requests should be made regarding field problems

director, field crops research and development institute, mahailiuppallama

methods of informing field problems
by telephone, fax, letters, emails, through visiting the fcrdi

who can obtain the service
farmers, public officials, private sector or any personnel interested

basic information to be provided with the field problem
location, crop affected, name and address of the farmer, extent of land affected, brief description of the problem/ symptoms etc., cropping history, if possible a fresh sample of affected plant/ part/ soil should be produced with the problem, information regarding inputs used such as fungicides, insecticides, fertilizers, foliar applications etc., the route to reach the affected field

actions taken on the field problem after

one or more of the followings; field visit by relevant officers and recommend control measures for the problem, through laboratory investigations recommendations to overcome the problem

through field visits, by phone/fax / e-mail/ letters

time taken to attend a field problem
depend on the problem. for minor problems recommendations can be given at the same time

additional information
contact relevant officers i.e. pathologists, entomologists, agronomists, breeders, weed scientist, food scientist of the field crop research and development institute, mahailuppallama

organization information

 department of agriculture

old galaha road,
sri lanka.

dr. rohan wijekoon
telephones:+94-812-388331,+94-812-388332, +94-812-388334
fax nos:
website: www.agridept.gov.lk