Agriculture and Animal Husbandry
The Agriculture section in the institute is responsible for managing and supporting agricultural activities. This section manages the vast lawns, horticulture, gardens, agriculture farms, coconut groves, mango groves, and nursery. The Superintendent and team of farm employees keenly maintain the greenery and ambience of the campus. The Institute regularly participates in the Flower competitions of Mysore and has bagged several awards to its credit. The greenery and flora of the institute has placed the Institute on the map of Mysore as a beautiful floral campus, thus inviting a number of visitors during the Dassara Flower Shows.
Fodder cultivation and utilization under organic farming system
Regional Institute of Education, Mysore, a constituent unit of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi conducted a field day on “Fodder Development in Integrated Organic Farming System” on 30th March, 2023 at Fodder farm block. With an effort to develop integrated organic farming system model, varieties of fodder were cultivated namely Guinea grass and Perennial jowar and Lucerne. After 45 days of sowing the fodder Perennial jowar was readily available to harvest and fed to the dairy animals in the farm
It is the vision of the Director of NCERT to develop natural /organic farming in all RIEs, which led to the development of organic farming model in RIE, Mysuru. During the event, Prof. Y Sreekanth, Principal, RIE Mysuru along with field staff of Agriculture Section of the Institute witnessed the luxurious growth of fodder crop. The harvested fodder was then taken to dairy unit where cattle are being maintained. The cattle consumed complete fodder hay which ensures the preference of the animals for green fodder especially during the summer weeks. Prof. Y Sreekanth along with Dr. Rajappa J.J., Senior Scientist, ICAR-CTRI instructed the field staff in farm about care to be taken while growth of fodder crop in field and also on suitable time to harvest the fodder for efficient grass feeding to cattle in dairy unit.
Agriculture and Animal Husbandry Gallery