ATMAs conduct trainings and demonstrations

Dimapur | Publish Date: 10/7/2020 11:05:02 PM IST

 ATMA Mon district conducted series of training and demonstration programmes in various blocks of Mon district.

Angjangyang block: ATMA, Angjangyang block conducted training and demonstration programme on October 5 and 6, covering Angjangyang, Changlang and Angphang villages. A press release by ATMA Mon stated that, farmers from various groups were trained on package and practices of cabbage such as spacing, seed rate, insect-pest management and disease control etc. Demonstration on seed bed preparation on winter crops, rodent control and production of oyster mushroom were also conducted. Resource persons of the programme were Nemchaba Jamir BTM, Leiwang Konyak ATM and Longerkaba ATM. Altogether 68 participants benefited from the programme. Seeds, rodenticides and mushroom spawn were distributed to the farmers.

Mon block: ATMA Mon block conducted a demonstration programme on “biodegradable banana stem as planting media for vegetables” at Shangnyu village on September 30. Resource person Manlen ATM emphasized on the easy, cost-effective and biodegradable method of using banana stem as an alternative medium and demonstrated on how to prepare the stem for planting seeds or saplings. She also explained on how the medium provides moisture and the decomposed stem enriches the soil. Vegetable seeds were distributed to the participants.

Wakching block: ATMA Mon Wakching block conducted training programme on September 30 at Naginimora on “cultivation of cabbage and its diseases management”. Resource person Wanshom Konyak highlighted on planting, spacing and the major diseases of cabbage and how to control them. Demonstration on cultivation of oyster mushroom was shown step by step and nutritional and health benefits were apprised to the farmers. Seeds, mushroom spawns, poly bags etc were distributed to the participants.

Aboi block: ATMA Aboi block conducted demonstration programme in longching village on the topic nursery bed preparation of winter vegetables on September 15. Trainees from two SHG groups from longching village attended, where resource person Linoto, emphasized on the importance of soil preparation, proper aeration to increase the rate of germination. Tomato, cabbage and onion nursery bed were prepared at the demonstration plot in Longching village and garden pea were also distributed to the SHG groups.

Phomching block: ATMA Phomching block conducted frontline demonstration programme in Tangnyu village on September 29. Resource person Diezelhouno Chücha gave demonstration on the topic “package of practices of radish”. Resource person showed the participants on how to prepare a nursery bed and to sow the seed about an inch deep inside the soil. Resource person also gave instructions on how to carefully transplant the saplings from the nursery bed to the fields. Altogether 12 participants attended the demonstration programme. Seeds of various vegetables were also distributed among the farmers.


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