Atma conducts trainings for farmers in Tuli
Mokokchung, July 14 (EMN): The Agricultural Technology Management Agency (Atma), Tuli block in Mokokchung district conducted a series of activities at Anaki old and Merangkong villages under Tuli sub-division on July 13 and 14.
The activities conducted in the two villages included training on advanced management practices on piggery, inauguration of farm school on banana, mobilisation of united food security group (FSG) and demonstration on performance of mid-duration of soyabean variety ‘VL soya65.’
The resource persons were Dr. Toshiwati, farm manager of state pig breeding centre Merangkong, and Temjensosang, farm school teacher.
Dr. Toshiwati stressed on symptoms and identification of very common occurring diseases such as classical swine fever, African swine fever and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS). In this regard, he emphasised on sty spacing, timely vaccination and proper feeds containing minerals and vitamins in order to mitigate such problems.
The doctor stated this during training on advanced management practices on piggery at Anaki old.
Later, a farm school on bananas was inaugurated wherein BTM Imlisunep Ajem highlighted the function and importance of farm school.
Farm school teacher Temjensosang shared his expertise on management practices of banana cultivation and encouraged the enrolled students to be more progressive in farming and never give up in achieving one’s goals.
On July 14, ATM Shilunokdang Jamir demonstrated on the performance of mid-duration soyabean variety ‘VL soya65’ in Merangkong village where the farmers were told about the introduction of the variety in the field for the first time in the block. Jamir also encouraged the farmers to continue work hard for their economic uplift.
Altogether, about 30 farmers participated in the activities conducted by Atma.