ATMA Mon conducted a Farmer-Scientist interaction on Fall Armyworm pest control and management measures at DAO Conference hall, Mon on May 12. (Photo Courtesy: ATMA Mon)
Mon, May 13 (MExN): The Agricultural Technology Management Agency (ATMA) Mon conducted a Farmer-Scientist interaction on Fall Armyworm (FAW) pest control and management measures at DAO Conference hall, Mon on May 12.
The programme was inaugurated by Molosangla Ozukum, EAC, Mon. The EAC spoke on the effects of FAW on maize crops in Nagaland and said that “Mon is the fourth highest affected district in the State.” She encouraged the farmers to attend the sessions sincerely and discuss the issues faced by them with the Agriculture, Horticulture and ATMA officials.
Daniel Konyak, Agricultural Officer Mon, Imnuksangba Horticulture Officer, DHO Mon, Shampa Konyak, ATM, ATMA, Mon and Wennyei Konyak, ATM, Mon were the resource persons.
In the technical session, the expert panel discussed and deliberated on the effects of FAW, its management and various control measures to be initiated by incorporating good cultural practices, and also through mechanical, biological and chemical controls.
The farmers interacted on the use of Pheromone traps, use of organic neem, and other locally available plants to control the pest. Pheromone sachets, pheromone traps, and organic neem oil were distributed to the participants.
Earlier, the programme started with invocation prayer by Yenwang, Farmers Friend ATMA, and chaired by N Subenthung Odyuo, Dy PD, ATMA Mon and vote of thanks was delivered by I Nuchet Dy PD, ATMA Mon.