Atma Phek organises farmer-scientist interaction
Dimapur, April 4 (EMN): The Agricultural Technology Management Agency (Atma), Phek, organised a farmer-scientist interaction at a horticultural research farm in Pfutsero on March 29.
An update from Atma informed that the thematic area of the programme was on agronomic and horticultural crops and its cultivation technologies. It stated the first resource person, Dr. Hannah Krujia, ACTO (Agronomy), highlighted the production technology on quality protein maize and its importance, advantages and benefits over the local maize varieties cultivated in the Phek district. She also discussed technology practices of other crops namely rice, millets, potato and beans etc and highlighted awareness and importance on the various indigenous medical plants.
It also added that the second resource person, Dr. Rinku Bharali, CTO (Horticulture), discussed the production technology of kiwi, onion and other horticultural crops and emphasised on the importance of adopting the scientific methods of production and other important cultural practices (intercropping, mixing cropping and crop rotation etc).
It was followed with an interactive session wherein doubts and queries of the farmers were clarified by the resource persons.
It added that a total of 20 farmers including six males and 14 females participated in the programme.