ATMA Botsa block within district farmers exposure visit

ATMA Botsa block within district farmers exposure visit
Farmers with ATMA officials during visit to farm school at Seiyhama village on July 23.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/28/2020 1:11:56 PM IST

ATMA Botsa block, Kohima with farmers from Seiyha (Phesa) village undertook a within district farmers exposure visit to integrated farm school, Seiyhama village on July 23. 

A press release by ATMA Botsa block, BTM Khrievi Tachu stated that, the purpose of the visit was to enable the farmers to gather more field experience and learn better farming system, especially on the advantages and benefits of mixed farming system. Farm school teacher Neizonuo Thevo shared her experiences on the importance of integrated farming and the benefits of the modern cultivation techniques and knowledge she acquired after the ATMA intervention in her farm.

Demonstration on preparation and uses of Bordeaux mixture was conducted by Neitsizo Zumvu (ATM). Resource person stressed on the uses of Bordeaux mixture for prevention and effective control of fungal and bacterial diseases. Subsequently, method demonstration on preparation of 1% and 10% mixture was made and applied with active participation of the farmers. Awareness on organic management practices of pests and diseases by using locally available remedial measures were given due preference. 

Plantation of giloy plant, creating awareness on its benefits and medicinal values was shared by Hainenle Tep (ATM) .

Vote of thanks was proposed by the farm school teacher after a brief interactive session and field visit. All the trainees were given copper sulphate, lime, giloy plant cuttings, cucurbit seeds, roban and neem oil.


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