Monday, November 28, 2022

Trainings held to enhance farming production in Nagaland

Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) blocks conducted various trainings for farmers to enhance agricultural production across Nagaland.
ATMA Panso block: A training on management practices to improve soil health was organised on November 4 by ATMA Tuensang Panso block with BTM Anungba as the resource person.
During the training, Anungba gave a detailed account on management practices to enhance soil fertility, nutrient cycling, soil organic matter, reduce inversion tillage, use of cover crops, reduce of pesticide, rotation of crops and managing nutrients in soil.
The training was followed by two demonstrations. In another event, two groups were also mobilized under Panso block. Altogether 24 farmers attended the programme.
ATMA Longkhim block: ATMA Tuensang Longkhim block conducted training and demonstration programme on November 2-3 at Lirise Village.
Training was organised on preparation of charcoal beehive briquette for the participant Self Help Group (SHG) by ATM, Odilema.
She encouraged farmers to take up such modern and sustainable activities which would produce sufficient and efficient renewable energy sources so as to uplift and bring profit.
A hand on demonstration i.e., preparation of nursery bed was initiated by BTM, Arenla, wherein farmers were appraised on the importance of the scientific method for nursery bed preparation, proper transplantation methods, plant diseases, harvesting at the correct time.
Later, Phaqu Ashuu (stride) group were mobilised. Altogether 13 SHG farmers and three Agricultural Technology Management Agency functionaries attended the programme.
ATMA Kohima: A district level training was conducted by ATMA Kohima on November 5 at Rengma Fellowship, Bayavü Colony, Kohima with Jakhama BTM Vimenuo Mere, ATMA Sechu-Zubza block, ATM Ketsivino Nakhro and Jakhama block ATM Vitsonuo Solo as the resource persons.
During the training, the resource persons trained the farmers on oyster mushroom cultivation, package of practices for winter crops and value addition for ginger and scallion/leek. Altogether 46 participants attended the programme.
KVK Mokokchung: One day training and demonstration on winter crop production technology was conducted by Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Mokokchung on November 7 at Rajeshwari Karuna School Tuli.
Resource persons for the training were senior scientist and head, Krishi Vigyan Kendra Mokokchung, Dr. Keviletsu Khate; assistant chief technical officer, horticulture KVK, Khekali Sema, and assistant chief technical officer, Agronomy KVK, Imtisenla.
During the training, students and staff of the school were given hands on training on when and how to plant crops, importance of organic farming, and its benefits, and also demonstrated ways to prepare and care for crop nurseries, and process of transplantation.

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