Mokokchung, February 20 (MTNews): Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA), Mokokchung in association with State Agricultural Management & Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), Medziphema & MANAGE, Hyderabad conducted a 6-day Skill Training of Rural Youth (STRY) program at Yaongyimti Old village under Chuchuyimlang block, Mokokchung from 13th to 18th February 2023 on the topic “organic production of vegetables.”
Sentinaro Longchar, Deputy Project Director, ATMA, Mokokchung highlighted the aim and objective of the training and encouraged all the participants to actively partake during the six days training course, a press release received here said.
The resource persons for the training were Dr Imchalemla, SDHO Tuli, Department of Horticulture, Mokokchung, Sentinaro Longchar, Dy. PD, ATMA Mokokchung, Nuksungienla Jamir, ATM, Ongpangkong North Block, ATMA Mokokchung along with the BTM and ATMs of Chuchuyimlang block, Mokokchung.
The resource persons covered topics on Organic Farming: Importance, Scope and Opportunities; Production Technology of Broccoli; Cultivation Practices of Cauliflower, Beetroot, Carrot, Lettuce; Organic Farming in Nagaland; Organic Vegetable Cultivation; An overview of Nutrient Management in Organic Farming; Cultivation Practices of Chili; Integrated Pest & Disease Management of Chili;
Organic Farming Method; Biofertilizers: Introduction & Importance; Types of Biofertilizers; Vegetable Farming: Care of crops during growth; Simple Interventions for Profitability; Cultivation Practices of Organic Vegetables: Yard Long Bean, Bush Beans, Bitter Gourd, Bottle Gourd; Production Technology of Cucumber; Identification of important pest in Vegetable Crops; Integrated Pest Management Tactics; Organic waste Decomposer; Role of Waste Decomposers and it’s uses in Agriculture; Nursery Bed Preparation; Seed Treatment Practical; Preparation of Waste Decomposers Practical was conducted where all the trainees actively participated.
The six days training ended with a valedictory program where certificates were distributed to the participants. Altogether, seventeen unemployed youths from Yaongyimti Old village attended the skill training program.
Inputs such as vegetable seeds, neem oil, shade net, seed tray, jaggery, trichoderma, waste decomposer and watering can were distributed to the participants, the release said.