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Conserving soil for agricultural practices
Published on 5 Jul. 2009 11:59 PM IST
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State soil and water conservation research, demonstration and training centre, Sechu Zubza conducted a short term in-service refreshers training for Soil Conservation Assistants (SCA) on soil conservation measures from May 19 to June 25. 82 SCAs from each district head quarter and sub-division participated the training. According to Publicity in charge ASCO (R), Sechu Zubza Ruokuosietuo, ARO, training involved theory classes, practical demonstrations and field trips. Emphasizing on soil conservation measures in agricultural practices, various topics were delivered, demonstrated and showcased by resource persons. Kevileme, Jr. lecturer delivered topic on ‘Maintenance of orchard and calculations on fruit trees per acre and hectare by square and rectangular method. The inaugural session of training involved keynote address by Ravoletuo, Joint Director (Edn and Training i/c) and short speech by Temjen Longkumer, Dy. Director and Schematic i/c of the training centre Sechu. Soil Chemist, T. Mar delivered topic on ‘ Construction of stream bank erosion control, estimation and construction of water harvesting pond, check dam and water volume estimation’ Myansao Lotha ASCO (R), imparted to the trainees on the topic ‘ Bill preparation, handling of measurement book and area conversion’. Topic on ‘Land capability classification for watershed management, practices of improved farming system of Nagaland, importance of soil nutrients, soil sample collection and soil testing’ was delivered and imparted by Ruokuosietuo, ARO, Sechu. Kevimeo Khatso, ASSO, Sechu imparted on the topic ‘Maintenance of nursery, method of plantation by sapling and stumps.’ Also, Tepuneil Tepa, Jr. Lecturer imparted training based on topic ‘Concept and principles of organic farming and application of vermi-compost in farm and on vegetables and dosage’ The release also stated that State Soil and Water Conservation Research, Demonstration and Training Centre Sechu Zubza was set up during the year 1970 under the aegis of Department of Soil and Water Conservation. So far training centre had imparted diploma course to SCAs up to 17th batch and had also conducted numerous short term trainings to field officers of the department and farmers. The centre is equipped with different subjects viz, model organic farm, agro-forestry, vermiculture, hatchery, nursery, meteorological observatory for weather forecast, mini soil testing laboratory, Run-off plots, water harvesting pond and water harvesting structures. A very good number of multipurpose tree species and other horticultural crops were also grown for study and identification. Publicity in charge ASCO (R), Sechu Zubza Ruokuosietuo, ARO on behalf of faculties of training centre Sechu Zubza has extended gratitude to officers and resource persons or their cooperation in nominating their respective SCAs trainees.

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