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FCRDI-Field Crops: Solving field problems related to field crops of farmers

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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. W.M.W. Weerakoon
Telephones:+94-812-388 331,+94-812-388 332, +94-812-388 334
Fax Nos:+94-812388333

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