Phek farmers visit Assam sugarcane research station
Dimapur, June 3 (EMN): To encourage sugarcane cultivation with low-cost organic production technology and post-harvest value addition, Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA)-Phek sponsored and organised a farmers’ exposure visit to Sugarcane Research Station, Assam on May 30 and 31.
The team from Nagaland was led by Dr. Keviu Shuya (Deputy Project Director, ATMA-Phek) and Cizopra Nienu (Farmer Friend, Runguzu), according to an update from ATMA-Phek.
Addressing the touring team, resource person Dr. B. C. Bordoloi (Chief Scientist) gave a presentation on the importance of sugarcane, varieties developed at the research station and the ongoing activates.
The visiting team was taught on various disciplines of agronomy, plant breeding, plant pathology, entomology, soil science and plant physiology by Bordoloi, Mahima Begum (Agronomist), Dr. DevanushiDutta (Plant Pathology) and Dr. Sinha (Soil Science). They also visited Gur (Jaggary) production unit and research field and were trained on production of solid and liquid Gur and other value-added products of sugarcane.
A total of 18 people – 14 male and two female – took part in the exposure visit.