An Introduction to Hydroponics

An Introduction to Hydroponics

Dr. Hannah Krujia SMS Agronomy, KVK Phek Hydroponics The science of soil-less gardening is called hydroponics. It basically involves growing healthy plants without the use of a traditional soil medium by using a nutrient like a mineral rich water solution instead. Hydroponic plant requires selected nutrients, some water, and sunlight to grow. Not only do […]

Neem: Uses in Plant Protection

E. Lireni Kikon SMS Plant Protection, KVK Dimapur   NEEM: It is commonly known as Neem or Margosa tree Scientific name: Azadirachta indica Family: Meliaceae Plant part use: Leaves and seeds Mode of action: Repellent, Insecticidal, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antifeedant, Oviposition and growth inhibiting and crop and grain protectant. Different formulations of Neem   1) Neem […]

Success story -I

LK Baishya, DJ Rajkhowa, Ph. Romen Sharma, H Verma, J Barman, Manoj Kumar and Sanjoy Roy ICAR RC for NEH Region, Nagaland Centre, Medziphema 1.1 Name of the technology: Enhancing production and productivity of Maize and groundnut for livelihood improvement and promotion of livestock farming among tribal farmers in Nagaland.   1.2 Background information: Maize […]

Weather based integrated agro advisory for the month of September

Agro Met Field Unit ICAR, Jharnapani, Medziphema Total rainfall received in Dimapur district during August month was 302.8 mm which was almost equal to the normal, with the highest rainfall of 47.0 mm recorded on 26th August. Total number of rainy day was 16. Actual cumulative rainfall during this year’s Monsoon season so far upto […]

Diseases of Ornamental plants and their Management

 Tushnima Chaudhuri1 and Tasvina R. Borah2 PhD Scholar, BCKV 2. Scientist, ICAR NEH Complex   Ornamentals are economically important commercial plants used for various purposes. The cultivation of ornamental plants has become an important segment of agri-horticultural economic enterprises and a lucrative sector of employment generation due to demand in International and Domestic markets. They […]

Necessities of Plant Biodiversity Conservation and Utilization

Patu Khate Zeliang Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jalukie, Peren   Introduction: Plants are the primary source of energy in the biosphere and it is the basis of all life. Plants are one of the most important sources of food, fuel and medicines.  Application of plants to health care perhaps dates back to prehistoric period. There are […]

Weather based integrated agro advisory for the month of August

  Crop Advisories Timely weeding and hoeing in the standing crops and vegetables should be done to protect them from weeds keeping in mind their rapid growth in the rainy season. Proper drainage should be done in all pulses, vegetables and other crops Bees are important source for pollination in vegetable crops therefore, bee keeping should […]

The Role of Rural Women in Indian Agriculture

The Role of Rural Women in Indian Agriculture

A farm labourer weeds a ginger field in Nagarally village in Karnataka. (REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa/File Photo)   Ritesh Kumar 1 and P. H. Vihariya 2   In the era of economic inflation, it is very commonly seen the migration of male population from rural to urban area for work as construction laborers, lorry loaders, rickshaw pullers, […]

Soursop/Graviola – A potential medicinal fruit crop

Soursop/Graviola – A potential medicinal fruit crop

Ramit Singh1 and Dr. Noyingthung Kikon2   INTRODUCTION Annona muricata L., commonly known as soursop, prickly custard apple, graviola, guanabana, paw-paw and sirsak, is a member of the Annonaceae family comprising approximately 130 genera and 2300 species. The genus name ‘Annona’ is from the Latin word ‘anon’, meaning ‘yearly produce’, referring to the fruit production […]

ICAR conduct awareness on Agromet Advisory services

ICAR conduct awareness on Agromet Advisory services

Participants during the awareness programme on ‘Role of weather based Agromet Advisory services for the development of Agriculture & Allied Sectors in Nagaland’ held at Zuheshe village.   Dimapur, May 11 (MExN): Gramin Krishi Mausam Sewa, ICAR Research complex for NEH Region Medziphema organised a one day awareness programme on ‘Role of weather based Agromet […]