3rd March 2014, Raipur
National Institute of Biotic Stress Management (NIBSM), Raipur organized a 5-day (27th -3rd March, 2014) training on ‘Biotic Stress Management of Crops’.
While speaking on the valedictory occasion, Dr. S.K. Patil, Vice-Chancellor, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur emphasized upon the issues of biotic stress management of field, vegetable and fruit crops and suggested the farmers to take up horticultural crops for higher profit and sustainable production.
Dr. C.L. Jain, Director, State Agricultural Management Education and Training Institute highlighted the importance of this training programme. He also discussed different biotic stresses like insects, weeds, pathogens, nematodes and other vertebrate pests in agriculture and encouraged the farmers to get more benefit from this training.
Dr. Anil Dixit, Principal Scientist and Course Director of the training programme emphasized upon the biotic factors causing damage to the crops and directly involved in reduction of foreign exchange. He also suggested integrated weed management in various crops and safe use of chemicals in agriculture to attain sustainable production.
Total 31 trainees (progressive farmers) from different talukas of Nanded district of Maharastra were benefited from the training programme. The training was sponsored by Project Directorate, Agricultural Technology Management Agency, Nanded, Maharastra.
During the training, trainees were exposed with integrated weed, insect, disease management on cereals, pulses, oilseeds and vegetable crops. Trainees were also briefed about precision farming, know-how about use of chemicals/pesticides, low-cost hand-on Trichoderma and mushroom production technology during the programme.
Dr. V.K. Choudhary, Co-ordinator proposed the vote of thanks.
(Source: NIBSM, Raipur)