Multidisciplinary training programme involving animal science, plant breeding, soil science, agronomy and plant protection was organized by KVK Dimapur on November 2 at Tenyiphe-1 village, Dimapur for Self Help Groups.
The programme started with a technical session on rabbit rearing by Dr. Ebibeni Ngullie, SMS (A. Sc.), Kolom Rabi, SMS (Plant Breeding) spoke on seed production and maintenance in winter maize, mustard and kholar beans and gave emphasis on maintaining seed purity.
Z. James Kikon, SMS (Soil Sc.), narrated the farmers on nutrient management in winter crops and use of bio-fertilizer in agriculture. Saurabh Sharma, Programme assistant (Plant protection) taught the farmers on preparation of Bordeaux mixture for agricultural use and Ch. Roben Singh, SMS (Agronomy) spoke on cultivation practices on winter maize and mustard for getting higher production and productivity.
A total of 26 female participants from two SHG groups attended the training programme which ended with distribution of potato, mustard seeds, maize and kholar beans (Rajma) along with Bio-fertilizers to the group members.
Meanwhile, multidisciplinary training programme involving animal science, plant breeding and soil science was organized by KVK Dimapur on November 1 at Singrijan and Bade village, Dimapur for practicing farmers. Morning session started at Singrijan village with an awareness programme on swine flu and swine fever, its clinical signs, prevention and control measures to be followed by Dr. Ebibeni Ngullie, SMS (A. Sc.), Kolom Rabi, SMS (Plant Breeding) who spoke on seed production and maintenance of winter crops in the farmer’s field on winter maize, mustard, lentil 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.
Z. James Kikon, SMS (Soil Sc.), narrated the farmers on nutrient management in winter crops and vegetables and 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. A total of 43 participants attended the training programme which ended with distribution of mustard, maize, kholar beans (Rajma) and lentil seeds to the farmers.