Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Sechü-Zubza block inaugurated “Integrated Farm School” on June 18 at Mezoma Bawe and appointed Miasalhou as farm school teacher.
In a press release, ATMA Sechü-Zubza block informed that during the programme, the concept of Farm School and duties and responsibilities of a farm school teacher were highlighted. Meanwhile, mobilisation of farmers’ group and field demonstration on “integrated- pest management” was conducted by ATM Thejavizonuo Kelio at Mezoma Basa. The farmers were informed on benefits of group working and that group functioning was always cost effective and profitable. The farmers were also apprised on Kisan Call Centre (KCC) toll-free number and how they could effectively use it to their advantages. Under integrated pest management, the resource person spoke on analysing pest problems and making appropriate recommendations using IPM techniques as IPM was an approach which involved integrating multiple control method based on site information obtained through inspection and monitoring.
Identification and symptoms of damage and management of important insect pest were also discussed through visual charts.
She further explained that farmers could keep the balance in their favour by trying not to harm predatory arthropods which feed on plant eating pests. The event was attended by women farmers, ATMA functionaries along with farmer’s friend of the village. Bio-pesticides and roban were also distributed at the programme.