Nagaland State Horticulture officers trained on ‘Advances in production technologies of focus Horticulture crops 21-23 July'15’
Three days trainer’s training on ‘Advances in production technologies of focus horticulture crops with special reference to sub-tropical fruits’ was organized by Central Institute of Horticulture, DAC, Ministry of Agriculture, GOI, Medziphema, Nagaland at Training centre, CIH, Medziphema from 21-23rd July 2015. The training was imparted to the state Govt. officials of horticulture dept. Govt. of Nagaland to provide individual attention to the trainees to upgrade the knowledge and skill on the subject who in turn will be the master trainers for the farmers of the state.
The programme commenced with welcome speech from Mr.Prabn Das, Marketing Specialsit, CIH who also delivered a gist about the training programme followed by introduction of participants and needs/exceptions of the trainees. The vote of thanks was pronounced by Mrs. Sentiyangla Pongener, Horticulture Specialist, CIH. Various aspects on the advances in production technologies of fruit crops like Mango, Guava, Cashew, Pineapple, Banana, citrus and litchi were highlighted by experts from Dept. of Horticulture, SASRD:NU Dr. C S Maiti, Assoc. prof. and Dr.Animesh Sarkar, Asst. Prof., Horticulture Research station ,AAU, Kahikuchi, Assam Dr.P Borah, Sr. Scientist and Dr.K.K Deka, Sr. Scientist and CHES, Bhubaneshwar Dr. Kundan Kishore, Sr.Scientist. Visit to bio control and bio fertilizer laboratory, Medziphema were also done to upgrade the participants on the use of various bio agents and biofertilizers for controlling pest/diseases and enhancing productivity. Field visit to farmer’s field at Molvom village, Dimapur was also done. Practical on the use of fertilizers and pesticide application, maturity indices in pineapple, banana, and mango, use of plastic mulch in fruit crops, training and pruning were demonstrated at CIH farm.
During the valedictory function Certificates along with reading materials were distributed to all the participants by Dr.Lallan Ram where he exhorted the participants to work as an ambassador for transfer of technology at the farmer’s field. short speech was also delivered by Mr. Pawan Kumar, Jt. Director, Dept. of Horticulture, Govt. of Nagaland, where he thanked CIH for organizing a training on the topic that is so relevant and very useful for the extension functionaries of the state department and expressed hope that the information gathered and knowledge gained during the training will go a long way in helping the farmers of the state. Feedbacks from the participants were also delivered by Mr.Meyasashi, DHO, Wohha and Ms.Shikmeth Konyak, HEA, Mon. Altogether 20 participants from 7 districts attended the training programme. Vote of thanks was pronounced by Mrs.Meribeni, Horticulture Specialist, CIH.