Dimapur, November 5: The valedictory programme of the 15 days internship training programme for B. Sc (Honours) Horticulture & B. Sc (Honours) Agriculture under Sam Higginbotom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences (SHUATS), Allahabad, which started on October 22 concluded on November 5 at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kohima, Tesophenyu.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Ruokuovilie Mezatsu (Senior Scientist & Head) encouraged the trainees to move out of the box and explore the vast agriculture potential, which needs to be tapped.
Shedevikho Kuotsu (student trainee) shared his experiences and technologies he acquired from the training programme while Longmayanger, ACTO (Agri. Ext) gave an overall assessment of the training programme.
Course Director and ACTO (Horticulture) Khekali Sema made the concluding remarks.
During the 15 days internship training programme, the trainees learnt different topics on the methods and techniques of conducting a survey, use of ICT in agriculture, video clip making, mushroom rearing and production techniques, concept and management of nutritional gardens, production and management of winter vegetables crops, Importance of soil health, Techniques of soil sample collection and soil analysis using Mridaparikshad soil testing kits, integrated pest management (IPM) on fruits and vegetables, demonstration of farm machineries, integrated farming system(IFS) models, bee rearing and its prospect, preparation of peanut butter, preservation of mushroom and chillies and jam making.
The subject experts were Dr Ruokuovilie Mezatsu (Sr. Scientist & head), Khekali Sema, ACTO (Horticulture & Course Director), K. Michael Pienyu, ACTO (Plant protection), Zhiete ACTO (Soil Science), Dr Temjennungsang, ACTO (Animal Science), Keviyieno Zhasa, T.O. and Longmayanger ACTO (Agri Extension) respectively. The trainees also visited Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Wokha and interacted with KVK, scientist and waylaid to various demonstration unit at the complex. The students also visited New Tesophenyu village and interacted with farmers. (Page News Service)