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Ongpangkong farmers visit state agriculture research station
Published on 19 Jul. 2009 12:23 AM IST
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An intra district Exposure visit to State Agriculture Research Station (SARS) Yisemyong was organised on July 15 by Ongpangkong North Block of ATMA Mokokchung wherein 19 farmers (including 4 women) of Ongpangkong North Block participated. A press note issued by Aodangba BTT Convenor Ongpangkong North ATMA Mokokchung, stated that the participants visited the Public Private Partnership(PPP) farm of Chuchuyimpang Baptist church and ATMA Mokokchung, landscape, experimental plots, model organic farm, watershed area, tea husbandry and processing unit of SARS and the instructional farm of KVK Mokokchung. At the PPP farm the farmers were shown potato and maize cultivation. Among the different farming activities that were given an exposure to the farmers were designing and maintenance of landscape, water harvesting and storage for irrigation, papaya cultivation, banana cultivation, broom grass cultivation its economic benefits, titonia plantation for jhum fallow management, maize cultivation, different systems of intercropping practices, vermin composting, organic farming, floriculture, watershed management, System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method of paddy cultivation. The Project Director and Officer SARS ATMA Mokokchung interacted with the farmers. At SARS, key personnel like Research Officer Nungsang, Junior Plant Breeder Mar, Astt. Entomologist Krisi and Agriculture officer Nochetla, described the different activities of SARS to the farmers. At the KVK instructional farm, SMS agronomy Samuel Sangtem interacted with the farmers. The farmers were accompanied by Aodangba BTT Convenor and a BTT member of the block. In the evening a film show on SRI was shown followed by feedback and discussion with the farmers which was facilitated by Dr.Rongsen BTT member with Samuel Sangtem (SMS agronomy) and Nakhro (SMS extension) of KVK Mokokchung the note added.

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