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KVKs conduct trainings on crop productions in Kohima, Wokha

Published on 18 Apr. 2018 12:40 AM IST
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Training on “Scientific Methods of Crop Production” was organized by KVK and sponsored by ATMA Kohima district at Nerhe Pezha on April 6. 
A press release from ATMA Kohima stated that during the first technical session, resource person ACTO KVK, Imtisenla shared a talk on the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) where rice seedlings should be carefully transplanted when young, when between 10-15 days old with just two leaves, to avoid trauma to its roots and to minimize transplant shock. Through this system 30 percent more yields is obtained over traditional practices she explained.
In the second technical session, ACTO KVK, Michael Pienyu discussed the topic Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Successful IPM’s combine several methods such as cultural, mechanical, biological and chemical use. The programme was followed by an interaction session. Altogether 37 farmers participated along with ATMA and KVK staff.
Wokha: A one day training on Techniques of Mushroom Cultivation for Self Help Groups (SHGs) under Women in Agriculture was conducted by Department of Agriculture, Wokha on April 5 at DAO Office Conference Hall, Wokha with SMS (KVK) Wokha, Dr. Mhalo Tungoe as the resource person. 
In a press release Wokha District Agriculture Officer (DAO) stated that the training was organized with an aim to provide employment for women and help them generate income for their families.
In the training, the resource person gave a brief presentation and demonstration on how to cultivate oyster mushrooms. According to her, these provide for both nutritional security and income generation.
The SHG members were given hands on participation on cultivation techniques of mushrooms. 
She also encouraged SHG’s to cultivate Oyster mushroom as a sustainable source of income from among the available species of mushrooms because Oyster Mushrooms were adaptable to the Wokha climatic conditions, easy to cultivate, has a short harvest duration, high productivity, long shelf life and a is rich source of nutrition for both vegetarians and non vegetarians. Besides these, it is in high demand in the market.
The training programme was chaired by SDAO Wokha, Rosemary Ezung. Altogether, 10 SHG members and 4 officials participated in the training and the programme concluded with a word of thanks by AFA, Thechano J. Ezung.

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