One day multidisciplinary training programme involving horticulture, animal science, agronomy, plant breeding, soil science and plant protection, was organized by KVK Dimapur on August 12 at Seithekima ‘A’ for practicing farmers.
The programme started with invocation prayer by pastor of Seithekima A, followed by technical session.
H.D. Singh, SMS (Hort.) spoke on vegetable and fruit propagation methods, production of banana, Assam lemon and pineapple; suitable varieties recommended for the region and their management techniques. He explained that the sword sucker which is three month old in case of banana and in pineapple, suckers having 20 leaves were best suited for mass propagation.
Kolom Rabi, SMS (Plant Breeding) spoke on seed production and maintenance in the farmer’s field on paddy, maize, soybean and groundnut and gave emphasis on seed multiplication in their own fields maintaining its purity so that they need not to procure costly seeds every year from the market or any other source. He said seed need to be replaced by every three years.
Dr. Ebibeni Ngullie, SMS (A. Sc.) trained the farmers on piggery management with special reference to feeding, housing, sanitation, control and preventive measures of commonly encountered diseases. Ch. Roben Singh, SMS (Agron.) acquainted the farmers on the production technology and package of practices on groundnut.
James Kikon, SMS (Soil Sc.), narrated the farmers on the use of Bio fertilizer in agriculture. He alerted the farmers on the harmful and long term effects of use of chemical fertilizers on the soil health and texture and Saurabh Sharma, programme assistant demonstrated the farmers on the use of Trichogramma spp. for controlling rice stem borer and other indigenous technical know-how, used in controlling the pests without the use of chemicals.