KVK Peren conducts awareness programme

KVK Peren conducts awareness programme
Resource person sensitising farmers at the awareness programme held at Dwukwaram on July 27.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/1/2020 12:15:26 PM IST

KVK Peren, under ICAR Research Complex for NER, Nagaland Centre, conducted awareness programme on Fall Army Worm (FAW) at Deukwaram under Peren district, on July 27. 

A press release by KVK Peren, stated that farmers were sensitized about causal organism, mode of infection and management of FAW in their maize fields. Plant protection chemicals were also distributed to the farmers. 

Farmers reported that previous year, local sticky cultivars were not much affected but was found in all cultivars both local and improved varieties this year. 

Further a visit to maize fields to observe the incidence of the pest was also conducted. Farmers were also sensitized about importance of maintaining hygiene, social distancing and wearing face mask to prevent infection from corona virus. Resource persons of the programme included Dr. Patu K. Zeliang, James Kikon and Dr. L. Babita Devi from Peren KVK.

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