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SASRD organises training for farmers in Beisumpuikam

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By EMN Updated: Oct 24, 2021 10:31 pm
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Farmers displaying winter vegetable seeds distributed by SASRD after the training in Beisumpuikam village.

Dimapur, Oct. 24 (EMN): School of Agricultural Sciences and Rural Development (SASRD), Nagaland University Medziphema campus, conducted a one-day farmer’s training programme on “Scientific cultivation of winter vegetables” and “Onion and garlic cultivation” in Beisumpuikam village under Peren district.

The training was aimed to encourage the farmers in adopting kitchen garden practices as well as promoting onion and garlic cultivation for a better tomorrow, stated an update from SASRD.

During the technical session on “Scientific cultivation of winter vegetables,” Dr. Moakala Changkiri, co-project in-charge of NEH component, enlightened the farmers on the importance of organic products like neem oil, bio-fertilisers, trichoderma in vegetable production and demonstrated other organic tactics like seedling root dip method. She also emphasised on the methodology and various ideas on production of vegetable crops which the research centre has been adopting after years of trials to benefit the local farmers of the state and region as a whole.

She also highlighted the importance of nursery particularly for those high value vegetable crops in order to get better economic returns.

During the technical session on “Onion and Garlic cultivation,” Dr. Aastik Jha, project in-charge of NEH Componen, highlighted on importance and benefits of onion and garlic to human health. He also enlightened them on developed varieties of onion and garlic that are suitable for the region and their cultivation practices.

The training was attended by about 50 farmer participants. Seeds of winter vegetable crops, rabi onion and garlic bulbs along with other agri-inputs were distributed to all the participants.

It mentioned that AICRP (vegetable crops), department of Horticulture, SASRD, NU, has been awarded two new projects “NEH component of vegetable crops” and “NEH component of onion and garlic” for promotional activities in relation to different vegetable crops, onion and garlic for nutritional and economical uplift of vegetable growers of Nagaland.

Under the project, good quality vegetable seeds of high-yielding varieties are being procured from a reputed vegetable institute namely ICAR-IIVR, Varanasi, UP, while ICAR-DOGR, Onion and Garlic Research, Rajamundhary, Pune, sent good quality, region-specific onion seeds and garlic bulbs for distribution to interested farmers.

It added that DoNER has identified four districts of Nagaland namely Mon, Longleng, Wokha and Peren for monitoring and promoting vegetable production programmes in some target villages.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 24, 2021 10:31:01 pm