KVK, Malyal conducted a Field Day on “Direct Seeded Rice” under Tribal Sub Plan, 2023-24 at Ootla Village of Gudur Mandal on 08-11-2023. On this occasion, the host farmer Sri Guguloth Lachhiram shared his experiences in direct seeded Rice in terms of labour saving, seed rate saving, weed management, fertilizer management and occurrence of low pest & diseases compared with normal transplanting. Subsequently, some farmers – Lingala Venkanna, Banoth Nagesh also shared their experiences in direct seeded technology. Dr. S. Malathi, Programme Coordinator addressed the gathering and explained about advantages of paddy cultivation through direct seeding over normal method of transplanting. She also explained different planting systems in paddy i.e., aerobic rice, dry converted wet rice, Drum seeding technology, planting with seed drill method and requested the farmers for adoption of direct seeded rice. Dr. E Rambabu, SMS (Horticulture) and 52 farmers and farm women from Ootla, Chakruthanda & Saraswathi nagar of Gudur mandal participated in the programme.