Training on Management of Rodents

The three- day training programmes on management of rodent menace in paddy fields and fruit sucking moths in horticultural crops were organized by ICAR-CIARI along with Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Nimbudera, Out Reach Centre (ORC, Diglipur) and Department of Agriculture, North Andaman during November 02-04, 2016.  A total of five training programmes  were conducted in Subashgram, Kerelapuram, Kalighat, Kishorinagar and Radhannagar by covering the farmers from the villages of Subashgram, R.K. Gram, Sitanagar, Gandhinagar, Mahupur, Shivpur, Kerelapuram, Kalighat, Nabagram, Paschimsagar, Kishorinagar, Laxmipur and Radhannagar. The various level field staffs from Dept. of Agriculture (North Andaman) also attended the training. The programmes were inaugurated by the Chief Guests, Gram Pradhans of respected villages. Dr. K. Sakthivel, Principal Investigator, All India Network Project on Rodent Control explained about the types, prevalence of rodents in agricultural fields, types of rodenticides, traps and systematic chemical methods to be followed for recent epidemics.  Dr. A. Velmurugan, Senior scientist enlightened the farmers about the non chemical management of rodents in agricultural fields.  Dr. B.L. Kashinath, Senior scientist and Head, KVK enlightened the farmers about the management of fruit sucking moths in vegetable and fruit crops. The practical demonstration of rodent bait preparation and its use was done by Dr. B.L. Meena and Dr. Shailesh Kumar SMS, KVK, Nimbudera. Altogether, 220 farmers participated in five training programmes and interacted with the scientists of ICAR-CIARI.  The training programme was organized under the guidance of Dr. S. Dam Roy, Director, ICAR-CIARI and Dr. R.K. Gautam, Head, FCIP Division. Mr. Shib Mahato, ORC, Diglipur welcomed the gathering and proposed the vote of thanks.  In addition, demonstration of oyster mushroom cultivation was also carried out in interested Keeralapuram and Radhanagar villllage.

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