Training programme for citrus farmers of Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh
Training programme for citrus farmers of Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh

10th – 11th June 2024, Nagpur

ICAR-Central Citrus Research Institute, Nagpur organised a 2-day training programme on 10th-11th June 2024 for the citrus growers of Shajapur district, Madhya Pradesh. The training programme was organised under the APEDA-sponsored project ‘Capacity Development Programme on Adoption of Good Agriculture Practices for Citrus Farmers’.

Training programme for citrus farmers of Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh  Training programme for citrus farmers of Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh

The Chief Guest, Prof. C. D. Mayee, Former Chairman, Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, New Delhi, emphasised the formation of FPOs to reap maximum benefits from the government schemes.

Guest of Honour, Shri Ravindra Boratkar, President, Agrovision Foundation, Nagpur, lauded the efforts of the institute towards the betterment of the farming community.

Training programme for citrus farmers of Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh  Training programme for citrus farmers of Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh

Dr. Dilip Ghosh, Director, ICAR-CCRI, Nagpur highlighted the institute’s technology of production of disease-free planting materials which has been acknowledged by the farming community countrywide. Dr. Ghosh urged the farmers to adopt scientific package of practices for citrus cultivation and procure planting materials only from certified nurseries.

ICAR-CCRI scientists briefed farmers on citrus cultivation, distributing Technical Bulletins on "Nagpuri Santra ki Unnat Baghbani" and "Pocket Diary of Citrus Diseases and Insect Pests." Field visits to ICAR-CCRI nurseries, experimental plots, insect pest identification, Bordeaux mixture preparation, and demonstration of pesticide spraying through the drone was also done during the programme.

A total of 27 trainees from Moman Badodiya, Kalapipal and Shujalpur blocks participated in the programme.

(Source: ICAR-Central Citrus Research Institute, Nagpur)

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