ATMAs conduct training and demonstration across the state

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 2/9/2020 12:18:24 PM IST

Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) conducted training and demonstration in various blocks. 

ATMA Angjangyang block: ATMA Mon Angjangyang block conducted various training and demonstration at block level on November 30 covering Angphang, Changlang and Angjangyang villages.

A training programme on disease and its management in coffee was conducted at Changlang village. On a day long discussion, BTM Nemchaba Jamir explained various types of diseases and its control measures in coffee. He also elaborated on nursery management, site selection, land preparation, method of planting, pruning etc in coffee.

Frontline demonstration on nursery bed preparation of onion and seed treatment of bio-fertiliser was also done by ATM Leiwang Konyak. Seeds and various training materials were distributed to the participants. Altogether 62 farmers from different SHGs and villages benefitted from the programme.

ATMA Noksen block: ATMA Tuensang, Noksen Block conducted training, demonstration and field day programme at Kumpung village on January 21.

A press release from ATMA Noksen block BTM Suponglemla Chang stated that, resource persons of the programme were Suponglemla Chang (BTM), Wetosangla (ATM) and AjunglaAier (ATM) Noksen block. They spoke on kiwi cultivation, fish pond management, mushroom cultivation, application of neem oil, and post-harvest management of ginger.

In the first session Suponglemla Chang welcomed the farmers and highlighted the topics. Field day on coffee plantation was conducted by resource person Wetosangla, where she explained about the site selection, pits for planting and maintenance for coffee plantation. In an interaction between farmers to farmers certain aspects related to coffee plantation were taken and discussed

There were discussion, feedback and distribution of neem oil and sprayer to all the farmers. A total of 21 farmers participated along with ATMA functionaries.

In a separate programme,  block advisory committee (BFAC) meeting was conducted at Noksen HQ on Jan 20. During the meeting discussion were held to improve the livelihood of farming families through innovative agriculture. Altogether 10 BFAC members attended the meeting.

ATMA Ralan block: Ralan block Wokha, conducted training and demonstration programme at New Ralan village on January 6.

A press release from ATMA Ralan block Wokha, stated that training was given on “large cardamom cultivation for enhancing farmers” income. Resource person, scientist, ICAR, Jarnapani, Dr. Aabon Yanthan, highlighted benefits and high output value in cardamom cultivation and further elaborated the requisite conditions for its cultivation, viz. climate and soil requirement, propagation methods, nursery management, planting land preparation, spacing, manuring, weeding, soil conservation, irrigation. He further addressed issues on pest, diseases and management of viral diseases as well.  

The farmers were further educated on the indication of time of harvest and harvesting techniques as well as method of curing and emphasizing on proper packaging in order to avoid fungus growth and to prevent damage to stored produce. 

Demonstrations were also carried on plant protection measures in citrus and value addition of Citrus. Resource person performed step by step preparation of Bordeaux mixture as well as Bordeaux paste. The programme concluded with distribution of inputs, copper sulphate, agri lime and sodium benzoate to farmers. Altogether 35 farmers and ATMA officials attended the program. 

ATMA Ralan block, Wokha also conducted “field day on citrus cultivation”, at New Ralan village on January 6. ATMA team along with resource person scientist, ICAR, Jarnapani, Dr. Aabon Yanthan, and farmers from Ralan area visited orange farm. On spot identification of various pests and disease were carried out along, thereby discussing various methods to tackle them as well. 

Resource person further explained importance of nutrient management and also taught them pre harvest treatment. Altogether 35 farmers and ATMA officials attended the programme.

ATMA Peren block: Training on cultivation practices of potato and sesame, followed by demonstration on Vermicompost and zero energy cool chamber (ZECC), was conducted by ATMA Peren, Athibung block, on January 27, at Phaijol village, attended by 35 farmers of Vongkithem and Phaijol village. Resource persons for the programme were BTM, Lhaihoichong, ATM, Keneinguno Sorhie and ATM, Kevin Angami. Farmers were trained on various cultivation practices of crops for better growth and productivity, seed treatment and its economic value for income generation. BFAC meeting at Saijang village was also conducted.

ATMA Satakha block: ATMA Satakha block organized training and demonstration on January 23 and 24, at Shoipu, Shoixe and Kiyekhu villages. Training on soil degradation and soil conservation and demonstration on bench terraces, organic mulching and coffee plantation was conducted at Shoipu village, while training on bio diversity conservation and demonstration on bio compost, organic mulching, coffee plantation, training and pruning was conducted at Shoixe and Kiyekhu villages. Training and demonstration was delivered by ATM, Tovi V Jimomi. Altogether  96 farmers attended the programme.

Mon block: Training programme on “precision agriculture” was held at Wangla village on January 23. Resource person Khriezelhou Seyie ATM discussed on the application of agriculture inputs with respect to crops, weather and its surroundings for an increased and efficient yield. Altogether 27 farmers attended the programme. Demonstration on “increasing shelf life of ginger with low storage structure” was done at Hongphoi village on January 27, with resource person Manlen Konyak ATM. 10 farmers attended the programme.

Wakching block: ATMA Mon Wakching block conducted activities at Namthai village on January 24 and 28 respectively. Training on ratoon management of sugarcane was carried out and later on the ATMA team with the attendees visited the sugarcane farm. On the second day, demonstration on pit system of planting sugarcane and silage making for small scale farmers was done. Altogether 27 farmers attended the programme and the resource persons were Langnyei Angh ATM and Weeniyie Yanlen ATM.

Aboi Block: ATMA Mon Aboi block conducted demonstration on the topic “nursery bed preparation of solanaceous crops” on January 28 in Ngangching village. Members from Phangyang SHG group from Ngangching village benefitted from the demonstration programme. Resource person Wanshom Konyak ATM highlighted on the importance of preparing raised nursery bed and its benefits. 12 members from the SHG group attended the programme, wherein seeds were also distributed to the farmers.

ATMA Zunheboto block: ATMA Zunheboto block, led by BTM, Chubatsur Jamir, organized demonstration on value addition of locally available vegetables and cultivation of winter vegetables on January 27, at Niuland, Zunheboto. Participants were trained to make chilli pickle that could be consumed even during the off seasons and were also trained on cultivation of winter vegetables like peas, French peas, broccoli, knol khol etc., from sowing till time of harvest. Seeds were also distributed to all participants. Altogether 18 farmers participated. 

ATMA Mon, Chen block: Training and demonstration programme at Wangti and Chenloisho  villages were held from January 20 to 22. At Wangti village Chuba Imsong, ATM demonstrated the cultivation process and practices of egg plant (brinjal). Training on pest and disease management of cucurbita (pumpkin) was also delivered by Imsong. Demonstration on potato cultivation and practices was demonstrated to the participants by Vikhotso Pucho, ATM. On January 21 at Chenloisho village Youngpa Konyak, ATM demonstrated the seed bed preparation of cauliflower and highlighted the care and maintenance of the seedlings till transplant. Training on value added products of jackfruit was also conducted by Pucho. On January 22 Konyak demonstrated the seed bed preparation of onion and cultivation of green peas. 


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