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Horti officials sensitised on precision-farming concept

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By EMN Updated: Sep 09, 2017 11:28 pm
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Dimapur, Sep 9 (EMN): Central Institute of Horticulture (CIH) organised three-day training programme on “Advances in protected and precision horticulture” at CIH, Medziphema from September 6 -8 for officials of State Horticulture department.
The resource persons for the training were Dr. Madhumita Choudhary, Prof. and head, department of Horticulture, AAU, Jorhat; Dr. Bijit Kr Saut; Dr. Deepa Phookan; and Dr. Abhijit Borah, RE, department of Agriculture Engineering, AAU, Jorhat.
The training covered on the concept and techniques of precision farming, importance and scope of protected cultivation and with a special focus on package of practices under protected cultivation on crops like capsicum, naga king chilli, tomato, cucumber, orchid, anthurium, gerbera etc.
The Director of CIH, Dr. Lallan Ram encouraged the trainers to expose themselves and play an important role in imparting the knowledge and various techniques to the farmers while helping in doubling the farmers income through the horticulture sector which has an immense scope.
The training programme concluded with distribution of three months certificate course on “Post harvest management of horticulture” for both trainers training and participants by Dr. Ram during the valedictory function.

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By EMN Updated: Sep 09, 2017 11:28:09 pm