In the wake of widespread bamboo flowering in the state, the department of agriculture held the state level review meeting on rodent pest management at the directorate conference hall on May 11. Dr. A.M. Mohan Rao, rodent specialist, NIPHM, Hyderabad gave the keynote address and highlights of bamboo flowering and rodent scenario in the state was presented by Rongseninla, DDA (PP).
The district agriculture officers presented reports on status of bamboo flowering and rodent incidence of their respective districts which was reviewed by the rodent specialist. Z. Kikon, joint director chaired the program, while I. Panger, joint director pronounced vote of thanks.
Following the review meeting, two-day state level field officers training on rodent pest management was held on May 12 and 13 at Conference Hall, SARS Yisemyong with Keseonyou Yhome IAS, SDO (Civil) Mokokchung as chief guest.
Dr. A.M. Mohan Rao in his keynote address stressed upon bamboo flowering situation in the state and dangers of rodent outbreak and its consequences on agricultural crops.
The inaugural was followed by technical trainings for the field officers on rodent pest management with Dr. A.M. Mohan Rao rodent specialist and Dipak Chetri, SMS Zunheboto as resource persons followed by field exercises and visit to Longjemdang village under Mangkolemba sub-division where an interaction programme between farmers and scientist was held.
A total of 40 field officers from different districts of the state participated in the programme.