Participants during the training on ‘Promotion of quality seed production technology for seed security in Nagaland’ funded under TSP held from October 11-13.
Dimapur, October 17 (MExN): ICAR Nagaland Centre conducted three-days training on ‘Promotion of quality seed production technology for seed security in Nagaland’ funded under TSP from October 11-13.
In the inaugural session, Harendra Verma, Scientist (Plant Breeding and Genetics), gave an overview of the training programme and emphasized the importance of quality seed in agriculture. He stressed on production of location specific seed of high yielding varieties for different climatic condition of the state.
In the valedictory session, Dr. L.K. Baishya, Joint director in-charge briefed the farmers about the importance of seed in agriculture for food security in the state. He also urged the farmers to participate in the seed production programme of the ICAR for quality seed production of different field crops and emphasized the needs to strengthen the distribution networks of seed in the state.
Courses related to seed production techniques, integrated nutrient management, integrated disease management, integrated pest management, post harvest management of seeds especially rice, importance of farmers’ varieties and scope for community based seed production in Nagaland were covered during the training programme.
Later, course completion certificate was distributed to the trainees by the joint director in-charge. Altogether 27 participants attended the training.