Awareness programme for orchardists conducted

Jammu, January 11, (Scoop News)-Integrated Nutrient Management and Integrated Pest Management Practices is an integral part of increasing production in fruits and vegetables and in order to sensitize the growers, Chief Consultant, Dr. Om Parkash from Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India visited the Jammu Division and held interactive sessions with progressive orchardists in Jammu, Samba, Rajouri and Udhampur Districts. The stake holders from Horticulture Department also participated in these sessions.
The visiting Consultant had threadbare interactions with the participants wherein INM/IPM technologies were discussed so that these are applied in farmers field. The thrust area was adoption of low technologies like equipping the orchards with traps, stickers and inter cropping of those crops which facilitate farmer friendly bio agents to increase agro-eco system analysis. The other part of these technologies is to aware the farmers about establishment of low cost vermi beds to produce vermicompost which has proved a gold mine for increasing depleting soil fertility in farmers field. The vermicompost also makes available all the micro nutrients to the soil as well as to plants growth in the field. The participants showed great enthusiasm to learn these technologies especially for use of Trichoderma and Mycorhiza.

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