Management training on Fall Armyworm held at Sakhabama village

Management training on Fall Armyworm held at Sakhabama village
DAO Kohima officials along with participants at the training-cum-demonstration on May 11.
KOHIMA, MAY 14 (NPN) | Publish Date: 5/14/2019 11:26:24 AM IST

District agriculture office (DAO), Kohima, department of Agriculture conducted training-cum-demonstration on management of Fall Armyworm (FAW) at Sakhabama village under Kohima district on May 11.

A press release from agriculture inspector, Kohima, Mhalevilie Thorie stated that, the training was organized by DAO Kohima after reports from farmers friend about infestation of Fall Armyworm on May 8, followed by official inspection on May 9.

The programme was conducted in collaboration with the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) team comprising joint director, Bendanglila, deputy director, L. Nungsang Jamir and agriculture officer, M. Yanger Ao from department of Agriculture.

Joint director, Bendanglila, shared about the history and occurrence of the pest and how it had spread worldwide and ultimately reaching Nagaland. She also explained about the life cycle of Fall Armyworm and how the pests infest the crops, its severity and management techniques. She encouraged the farmers to take keen concern in management of the new pest and report immediately to the authorities for efficient and timely management.

Demonstration on usage of organic and chemical insecticides was given by DAO, Bodevi Shuya and joint director, Bendanglila. Practical demonstration was conducted in the farmers field and organic and chemical insecticides, insecticide spraying kits were distributed to the farmers.

The Village Council chairman, Viyol Thuphrie and farmers friend, Keduozo Kezo gave a short speech acknowledging the department for taking sincere approach for the management of the noxious pest at the earliest.

Bendanglila declared the village as sample village for the management of the pest and for future research. The programme was chaired by Akuno Zao, agriculture officer, DAO Kohima.

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