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KVKs conduct activities in Wokha, Kohima

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 12/8/2020 1:02:28 PM IST

Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Wokha conducted “World soil day-cum-farmer’s mela” on December 5 at Bhandari, while KVK Kohima held training for rural youths from December 1 to 7. 

KVK Wokha: KVK Wokha in collaboration with department of Soil and Water Conservation, Wokha celebrated world soil day-cum-farmer’s mela on soil health card at town hall, Bhandari on December 5. 

A press release by KVK Wokha stated that, special guest of the programme, Dr. Riku Khutso, EAC, Bhandari encouraged the farmers in making soil health and biodiversity a priority. 

During the keynote address, Megokhono Meyase, ACTO (horticulture), KVK, Wokha gave a brief introduction on the celebration and deliberated on the theme, “Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity”.  Litemo Murry, DSCO, Wokha and Santsu Kithan, DAO, Wokha highlighted on the importance of soil and soil health card. Thungchano Ezung, programme assistant (food technology), shared on the New Farm Bill 2020. In the technical session, Nzanbeni Jami, JSCO, Wokha demonstrated on the method of soil sampling and soil testing procedures and the use of soil health card.

Earlier, welcome note was delivered by Chumbeni Odyuo, SDO (Sc), Bhandari and vote of thanks by Dr. Moaakum, ACTO (animal science). Programme was attended by 58 participants including farmers and officials.

KVK Kohima: Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kohima in collaboration with Agricultural Technology Application Research Institute (ATARI), Umiam, Meghalaya and National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad, Telangana, organised a 6-day training programme under “skill training of rural youth (STRY)” on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) from December 1 to 7 at conference hall, KVK office, Tesophenyu.

A press release by KVK Kohima stated that, ACTO plant protection, Kerukuolie Michael Pienyu spoke on how farmers in the state face substantial losses in insect pest damage owing to lack of awareness on effective pest management practices. 

He pointed out that an estimate of 16.8% yield losses were incurred annually as a result of insect pest attack in the country.  

Senior scientist and head, KVK Kohima, Dr. Ruokuovilie Mezhatsu mentioned on how IPM programmes had proved a track record of significantly reducing the risks related to pesticide usage while improving quality, health and welfare of the environment. 

Earlier, the inaugural programme was chaired and invocated by supporting staff, Medzonkhe Seb and the resource persons of the technical sessions were ACTO soil conservation, Zhiete, ACTO agronomy, Imtisenla and ACTO plant protection, Kerukuolie Michael Pienyu. 

15 rural youths from Tesophenyu and Ziphenyu villages were trained. Bio-pesticides and certificates were distributed to all the participants.


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