KVK Kohima conducts Internship trg programme

KVK Kohima conducts Internship trg programme
Trainees with KVK officials during the valedictory programme of the internship training on November 5.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 11/5/2020 12:45:22 PM IST

Valedictory programme of the 15-day internship training programme for B. Sc (Honours) Horticulture & B.Sc (Honours) Agriculture under Sam Higginbotom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHUATS), Allahabad, UP which started on October 22  concluded on November 5 at Krishi  Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Kohima, Tesophenyu. 

A press release by KVK Kohima stated that senior scientist and head, Dr. Ruokuovilie Mezatsu encouraged the trainees to move out of the box and explore the vast agriculture potential which needed to be tapped. 

He further commented the need of competitive spirit in winning the hurdle and also encouraged the scope of becoming an agripreneur and shaping the future of agriculture. Shedevikho Kuotsu, student trainee also shared his experiences from the whole training programme while Longma Yanger ACTO (Agri. Ext) gave an overall assessment of the training programme. 

The course director and ACTO (Horticulture) Khekali Sema gave concluding remarks in the programme chaired by K. Michael Pienyu ACTO (Plant Protection) at the valedictory programme. 

During the internship training programme, the trainees had the opportunity to learn different topics on the methods and techniques of conducting a survey, use of ICT in agriculture, video clip making, mushroom rearing and production techniques, concept and management of nutritional gardens, production and management of winter vegetable crops, importance of soil health, techniques of soil sample collection and soil analysis using mridaparikshad soil testing kits, integrated pest management (IPM) on fruits and vegetables, demonstration of farm machineries, integrated farming system (IFS) models, bee rearing and its prospect, preparation of peanut butter, preservation of mushroom and chillies and jam making. Subject experts were Dr. Ruokuovilie Mezatsu, Khekali Sema, K. Michael Pienyu, Zhiete ACTO (Soil Science) Dr. Temjennungsang ACTO (Animal Science), Keviyieno Zhasa TO and  Longma yanger ACTO (Agri Extension) respectively. Trainees also had the opportunity to visit Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Wokha and interacted with the KVK scientist and various demonstration units at the complex. 

The students also visited New Tesophenyu village and interacted with the farmers.

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