Department of Agriculture under Shamator Sub-division conducted one day farmers training on Rodent Pest Management on June 10 at Shamator town with K. Surhesie Nyuwi, EAC Shamator as chief guest.
According to a press statement, around 45 farmers from 14 villages under the sub-division attended the training.
Addressing the participants, the chief guest highlighted about the importance of ongoing census and requested to cooperate with the government so that accurate data can be obtained. He also said that soil and climate of the region is very much suitable for cultivation of diverse crops but due to lack of commercialization of crops like Kholar (Rajmah), which has high demand in the market and non adaptation of scientific method and techniques of cultivation, the production is very low. He further exhorted the participants to be always ready to accept new innovative ideas and scientific method of cultivation and improve their adaptation of such techniques so that production can be enhanced. Meanwhile, has appreciated the department for upgrading the skill of farming community through various departmental trainings and demonstrations from time to time.
The resource person Imkongtemsu, SDAO Shamator spoke on the importance of understanding rodent, its survey and surveillance as population of rodent increases with bamboo flowering and different control measures.
Earlier, the programme was chaired by Renathung Kikon, AO; introduction on Rodent Pest Management delivered by Temjen Ao, DAO Tuensang and vote of thanks by Akiu, AFA.